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Letter, George Washington to Burgess Ball, 1795 March 2

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 38
Identifier: 2021-SC-004-038

Scope and Contents

George Washington writes to Burgess Ball, regarding Ball's interest in the federal government purchasing some of his land for the construction of an arsenal. Washington indicates that he will leave the matter to the Secretary of War, Timothy Pickering, and not discuss it further, lest their family connection lend an appearance of impropriety. Ball was married to Frances Washington, the daughter of George's brother Charles. Autograph letter, signed. 3 pages.


  • 1795 March 2


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1 pages ; 19 x 22 cm

Language of Materials


Related Materials

See 2021-SC-004-032

Repository Details

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

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121