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Letter, Bushrod Washington, Jr. to Edward Shippen Burd, 1806 March 27

 Item — Box: 40, Folder: 1806.03.27
Identifier: A-660

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 3 pages. Mount Vernon. Has been amusing himself reading Mr. John Randolph's Philippicks, his invectives against democrats -- this includes Randolphs threat to impeach Madison and Jefferson -- he has many politicians under his control through fear of being exposed by him -- mentions having received a report of Mr. Pitt's death [Wm. the younger] in England -- comments on the European situation -- the British Navy is the only thing between Napoleon and world domination -- U.S. should do nothing to injure Britain at this time -- since his aunt [Ann Blackburn Washington] has determined not to visit Philadelphia this Spring, he will stay and keep her company. Autograph letter signed, with integral cover, postmarked "Alexa Va Mar. 30," docketed, laminated. Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Washington."


  • 1806 March 27


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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