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Letter, Bushrod Washington to Richard Peters, 1805 September 13

 Item — Box: 40, Folder: 1805.09.13
Identifier: A-642

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Bushrod writes to Peters that he has heard of the sickness in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Norfolk, New York and Philadelphia (yellow fever) -- asks if they should hold court for "your District"? -- thinks judges and lawyers would attend, but would jury men and witnesses also attend if in danger of sickness? -- would it be better to postpone until winter? -- intends to spend a few days at Wheatland near Charlestown, Jefferson County. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by Peters, "16 ansd. repeating what I wrote him on the 15th substance," postmarked Alexa Va. September 14," watermark.


  • 1805 September 13


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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