Burial request, Bushrod Washington to David Calwell, 1829 November 14
Scope and Contents
Possibly from John Augustine Washington. A.D. Requests interview to be confidential--doesn't know how his case will end, and has aversion to usual practices [at death]--his body not to be restrained in any way, not to be buried until signs of decay are seen--coffin to have holes bored in lid and sides [for air] in case of resuscitation--directions for removing his body to Mt. Vernon--nephew John [Augustine] Washington has been asked to come up. Autograph document, laminated, watermark (Hudson). Date on original catalog card appears  [Nov. 14].
- Creation: 1829 November 14
- Washington, Bushrod, 1762-1829 (Person)
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From the Collection: approx. 60 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
From the Box: English