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Anna Maria Alexander to John Augustine Washington III, undated 012

 Item — Box: 4, Folder: undated 012

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. Anna writes of the death of an enslaved woman named Harry: “she died on Monday last, after a short illness, inflammation of the brain and womb… Dr. Alexander and Straith examined her body and found the womb and other organs around it entirely diseased. Mother has lost a kind and faithful servant, a sincere tho humble friend. We shall all feel her loss, to mother it is irreparable, she has no servant who can take her place.”


  • undated 012


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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