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Letter, Elizabeth Powel to Eliza Parke Custis Law, 1816 February 27

 Item — Box: 45, Folder: 1816.02.27
Identifier: A-572.1

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 3 pages. Philadelphia. Regrets that Eliza's insistance on journeying in cold wet weather has caused her suffering illness -- Powel hopes she and her sisters won't let their opposite political views come between them -- discusses Mr. Sergeant and Mr. Hopkinson of Pennsylvania, now in congress -- pleased Eliza resides with Col. [Tobias] Lear and wife [Frances Dandridge] -- recounts "a vague report in circulation here" that she and Mr. Law are to be reconciled for their child's sake -- mentions that is in her 74th year. Autograph letter signed, laminated, watermark (dove of peace). Name on original manuscript appears as "Eliz. Powel."


  • Creation: 1816 February 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