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Letter, Lawrence Lewis to Charles Conrad, 1839 February 5

 Item — Box: 63, Folder: 1839.02.05
Identifier: RM-878; MS-5361

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 1 page. Woodlawn. Forwards receipt for freight of Joe, a slave -- "do not put yourself to much trouble with the fellow, if you cannot sell him readily send him to your plantation and make him work, your Overseer may teach him better manners, he has never had the lash upon his back yet, perhaps a few will do him good, if it should become necessary." -- ask Butler to enquire of his House what ship carried his [L.L.'s] cow pease -- has heard nothing of them -- "I observe by a paper Angela sent me your [sic] are taking an active part in the Legislature of your State -- Should anything very interesting occur tell Angela to send me the paper leaving one and end open for the Postmaster to see the contents, they are very particular, the one sent was torne open, and received in rather [dirty?] condition." Autograph letter signed, written on reverse of cover directed to L. Lewis, laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Lawr. Lewis."


  • 1839 February 5


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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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