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Letter, Bushrod Washington, Jr. to William Augustine Washington, 1807 September 8

 Item — Box: 41, Folder: 1807.09.08
Identifier: MSS-571

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 3 pages. New Port. Awaits confinement of his wife [Henrietta Spotswood] hourly [Anne Eliza Washington, born 1807]--anxious to go to Westmoreland to see about workmen and how house goes along--sure Laurel Grove will be ready for occupancy by time Henrietta's confinement is over--will see him shortly to get things for housekeeping--expects kitchen furniture to come highest--purchases to be made--will get by on minimum this year--can get these articles in Alexa.--for money to pay workman, will sell Mr. Spotswood 500 acres in Ky. [W. A. W-n] offered him--will pay [his father] a dollar per acre--hears treaty has been ratified, if so will enhance price of [ ]--George [Corbin W-n] must look like a married man by now--requests he see that corn field at Laurel Grove be laid down in wheat--Mr. Rose, who holds his note for $400 is to issue writ against him--asks [father] to let him have money out of first crops and he can deduct this from his wheat crop when it is ready. Autograph letter signed, with long postscript on cover, docketed by W. A. Washington "My Son Bushrod's Letter agreeing to give me one Dollar pr. acre for 500 acres Land in Kentucky the half of 1000 Acres between Majr. Butler and myself and to be conveyed in the same way as my Agreement with Jesse Richardson. Sept. 8th 1807." Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Washington."


  • 1807 September 8


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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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