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Letter, Thomas Law to John Law, 1802 May 23

 Item — Box: 38, Folder: 1802.05.23
Identifier: RM-619; MS-4527.1

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Reporting on the death of Martha Washington the day before. Suffering protracted fever, MW prepared for death "with fortitude and resignation"; gave advice to her grandchildren, took the sacrament and directed a chosen white gown be brought out. The funeral would be Tuesday (two days hence). Autograph letter signed, integral cover.


  • Creation: 1802 May 23


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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