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Letter, Bushrod Washington to Hannah Washington, 1783 July 1

 Item — Box: 8, Folder: 1783.07.01
Identifier: R-181; MSS-755

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 8 pages. Indebted to her for her faithful correspondence ... hopes to shorten stay in Phila., by devoting all his time to law. ... reflects on his first 21 yrs ... is sending his portrait, painted by Henry Benbridge. Expresses his opinion of the picture. Concern about his sister Milly's cusses education of women in general and especially his sister's. Desires her to learn music and French if any tutors can still be found in Va. If not, will tutor her himself when he returns. Believes a woman should learn more than just domestic duties. Will write sister (Jane) an account of Mrs. (?) a very good friend who is the victim of persecuting misfortune, "the most Unhappy woman in the world".


  • Creation: 1783 July 1


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From the Collection: approx. 60 Linear Feet

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

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Mount Vernon VA 22121