Letter, Bushrod Washington to Richard Peters, 1805 September 13
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
- Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829 (Person)
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From the Collection: approx. 60 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
From the Box: English
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