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Letter, Bushrod Washington Jr. to Edward Shippen Burd, 1805 May 18

 Item — Box: 40, Folder: 1805.05.18
Identifier: A-660

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 3 pages. Mount Vernon. Agrees with Burd that horseracing is the favorite sport of Virginians -- mentions races in Virginia and Pennsylvania and Washington -- says spring at Mt. Vernon is the "season when nature presents its most pleasing colours" -- admires ladies in the neighborhood "but none of them has enslaved my happiness" -- speculates that closer relations between Pennsylvania and Virginia might be fostered by intermarriage between the states -- mentions Mr. [Thomas] Jefferson's use of hieroglyphics. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed, postmarked "Alexa. Va. May 18," torn, laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Washington."


  • 1805 May 18


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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