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Judith B. Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1856 September 18

 Item — Box: 3, Folder: 1856.09.18

Scope and Contents

To Mount Vernon. Discusses her sister’s death and her life. Her happiness became “the passion of my soul.” Tells him she is entitled only to the interest on money from the estate. Tells him if she dies, she wants to be buried by Julia in Jefferson with a simple stone.


  • 1856 September 18


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From the Collection: 4.25 Linear Feet (6 boxes)

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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