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Letter, Bushrod Washington to Robert Harper, 1812 March 19

 Item — Box: 43, Folder: 1812.03.19
Identifier: A-409

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 3 pages. Mount Vernon. Reports his success with pisé [or rammed earth] buildings -- has built ice house and 2 porter's houses -- Bushrod is "perfectly satisfied with the cheapness, the strength and durability of these buildings" -- considers building a 2 story house for nephew in this fashion on the west of the Blue Ridge. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed "Mar. 19th 1812 recd. 24th," postmarked "Alexa. Mar. 23." Name on original manuscript appears as "Bush. Washington."


  • 1812 March 19


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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