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Letter, Bushrod Washington, Jr. to Edward Shippen Burd, 1807 February 7

 Item — Box: 41, Folder: 1807.02.07
Identifier: A-660

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 3 pages. Rock Hill. Bushrod comments on Aaron Burr's efforts to separate western states -- thinks his plan an absurd for one of his intellect and feels he cannot succeed -- Burr should be arrested and tried if any crime can be found -- mentions the costly delays of Congress -- says his fondness for ladies is increased by his high opinion of his wife, Henrietta Spotswood -- makes comments on Burd's romance. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed "Bushrod Washington Mt. Vernon," postmarked "Washington City, Feb. 14", laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Bushrod Washington."


  • 1807 February 7


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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