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Jane C. Washington to John Augustine Washington III, 1837 May 2

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1837.05.02

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Mount Vernon. Tells him of four family members with consumption. Also “have no servant to dispose of who would suit her sister, unless Milly would be willing for one of her three elder daughters to go. It would be a sure and good home I believe.” Discusses sale of corn crop and other family news. Mentions repairs being made by Mr. Skidmore at Mt. Vernon. We have two other letters dated 1837 November 23 and 1838 November 1 mentioning repairs made by Jesse Skidmore. In 1839 July 27, Lawrence Lewis paid Skidmore for work done on the new tomb at Mount Vernon.


  • 1837 May 2


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From the Collection: 5.7 Linear Feet (4 manuscript boxes)

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121