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Letter, Mary Eliza Angela Lewis Conrad and Eleanor Parke Custis Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1834 October 28

 Item — Box: 58, Folder: 1834.10.28
Identifier: W-1251/A

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 1 page. Woodlawn. Glad he's arrived safe at Charleston--scolds him for flirtation--the Wirt girls--"..the good City of New Orleans has disgraced itself by firing a salute to Mr. [Geo.] Poindexter." Name on original manuscript appears as "M. E. A. Lewis." Autograph letter signed, docketed, integral cover, postmarked "Alexandria D.C. Oct. 31," laminated, broken black seal. Date on original catalog card appears 1834 O[ct.] 28.

A long letter follows from E. P. Lewis in crosshatch; A.L.S. 3 pages. His safe arrival in Charleston--his "besetting sin" a weakness for soft dark eyes--warns him to be careful of his looking at pretty faces, to remember the A.C.'s and the Pyles--the Wirt girls are flirts, break engagements without 2nd thought--her anxiety about his unguarded and trusting attitude toward others--he must overcome this--cautions him about using his eyes--sends regards to friends in New Orleans. Name on original manuscript appears as "E. P. Lewis." Autograph letter signed. Date on original catalog card appears [1834] [Oct. 28].


  • 1834 October 28


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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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