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Letter, Burwell Bassett, Jr. to Fanny Bassett Washington, 1794 August 17

 Item — Box: 25, Folder: 1794.08.17
Identifier: A-680

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


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From the Collection: approx. 60 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Box: English

Repository Details

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

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121