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Letter, Bushrod Washington to "my dear friend", 1798 January 10

 Item — Box: 31, Folder: 1798.01.10
Identifier: A-366

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 3 pages. Richmond. Bushrod writes to "My dear friend" and closes with greetings "affectionately to Mrs. P." but the addressee is otherwise not made clear. He answers several queries concerning various legal cases, posed to Bushrod either in a series of letters or in one long unanswered -- includes Mr. Breckenridge's opinion on a horse sold to Ingraham by Lewis -- adds a postscript "Did you ever read such a gloomy letter?" after noting that his wife would have added her own greetings but that the letter was being written in his office. Autograph letter signed, docketed, in a later hand is "Nephew and principal heir of Genl. Washington judge of the Supreme Court of the United States lately deceased," watermark. Date on original catalog card appears [17]98 Jan. 10. Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Washington."


  • 1798 January 10


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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

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Mount Vernon VA 22121