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Letter, Tobias Lear on behalf of Martha Washington to President John Adams, 1799 December 31

 Item — Box: 2, Folder: 1799.12.31
Identifier: RM-1212.001

Scope and Contents

Martha Washington’s draft response to the proposal dated December 31, 1799 after George's death. Her main interest, that she be buried next to her husband, was accepted and plans proceeded for a mausoleum at the Capitol.


  • 1799 December 31


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From the Collection: 1.25 Linear Feet

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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