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Letter, Jane Charlotte Blackburn Washington to John Augustine Washington III, 1837 December 22

 Item — Box: 62, Folder: 1837.12.22
Identifier: 2017-SC-008-010
Letter: Jane C. Washington, Blakeley, to John Augustine Washington, 1837 December 22
Letter: Jane C. Washington, Blakeley, to John Augustine Washington, 1837 December 22

Scope and Contents

Autograph letter initialed. Janes writes that she is sending down "four large shoulder of Bacon" to Mount Vernon, along with two enslaved men, Willoughby and Gabriel, who she hopes will be "faithful and useful." She writes, "have them comfortably fixed my dear son treat them kindly, and I trust they will both prove valuable servants. Gabriel will require a strict tho kind discipline. Sarah or Milly must wast and mend for them." Jane also writes that she has had a letter from West Ford asking for the money she owes him. She instructs John Augustine to pay her pew fee and then pay Ford.

Dates

  • Creation: 1837 December 22

Creator

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Extent

From the Collection: approx. 60 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English