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Letter, Burwell Bassett to George Augustine Washington, 1785 November 13

 Item — Box: 10, Folder: 1785.11.13
Identifier: A-680.18

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 2 pages. Williamsburg. His neglect in writing--"I will take the liberty of enquiring into your feats of sportsmanship for I expect if you have ever been able to rise soon enough to execute your threats the poor ducks have been slain by thousands." --tell G.W. honey locust seed can be got at Eltham this year. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by G.A.W., watermark.


  • 1785 November 13


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From the Collection: approx. 60 Linear Feet

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