Letter, Burwell Bassett, Jr. to Fanny Bassett Washington, 1794 August 17
Scope and Contents
A.L.S. 2 pages. Eltham. Bettsy [wife?] has been very ill all summer, but has lately been revived by the copious use of wine and bark -- advises Fanny not to go to town in middle of summer, because of ague and fever -- brother John and family went up country to Mr. Robert Lewis's for their health -- Mrs. Lyons ill. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by Frances Washington, multilated, laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Burwell Bassett."
- 1794 August 17
- Bassett, Burwell, 1764-1841 (Person)
- Lear, Frances "Fanny" Bassett Washington, 1767-1796 (Recipient, Person)
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From the Collection: approx. 60 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
From the Box: English
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