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William Fontaine Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, 1846 April 1

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1846.04.01

Scope and Contents

To Mount Vernon. William writes that he went to inspect the well. Washington’s Uncle Bushrod is uncertain whether it will answer his purposes. Mr. Roddy did not penetrate further than five feet as he felt it would do no good to go further and cause needless expenses. Will dig another well if necessary under a new contract. William is not in need of Augustine’s help to obtain a loan.


  • 1846 April 1


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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