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Letter, Bushrod Corbin Washington to Burr W. Harrison, 1847 December 9

 Item — Box: 68, Folder: 1847.12.09
Identifier: RM-968; MS-5541

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 4 pages. Washington copies out his wife's, Maria's, will (sister of Burr Harrison), and goes over several details of the will. His health is also declining since his wife's passing and he doesn't expect to live much longer. He plans on retaining four of his wife's slaves for the time he does have left.


  • 1847 December 9


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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