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Copy of the last will and testament of John Augustine Washington II, 1833 June 24

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 23

Scope and Contents

A "true" manuscript copy made from the original, which is dated July 8, 1830. In his will, John Augustine gives his wife Jane the power to dispose of any of his enslaved workers who are disobedient to her after his death. He also stipulates that his children may sell the Mount Vernon estate to the government if Congress wants it.


  • 1833 June 24


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2 pages

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121