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Letter, Bushrod Washington, Jr. to Edward Shippen Burd, 1806 July 18

 Item — Box: 40, Folder: 1806.07.18
Identifier: A-660

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 3 pages. Caroline Springs near Fredericksburg. Papers desired by Burd will need to be retrieved from recording office in [Washington] -- Bushrod will be in the Fredericksburg area for a while -- reveals his approaching marriage to Miss [Henrietta] Spotswood -- they will live on his estate in Westmoreland and later procure an establishment near Alexandria -- please tell Rush of the upcoming wedding -- he asks for European news -- "our present President" [Jefferson] means to stand for reelection. Autograph letter signed, integral cover docketed, laminated, postmarked "Freds Va Jul 20." Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Washington."


  • 1806 July 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