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Letter, to John Alton, 1759 April 5

 Item — Box: 1, Folder: 1759.04.05
Identifier: W-416
Letter : to John Alton, Mount Vernon, 5 April 1759.
Letter : to John Alton, Mount Vernon, 5 April 1759.

Scope and Contents

Expects to be up [to Mount Vernon] tomorrow -- Miles sent to get key from Col. Fairfax -- Alton to get house in order, make fires in lower rooms and air them -- two bedsteads put up, one in hall room, one in little dining room -- get out chairs and tables and clean and rub them and stair case -- find eggs and chickens and "prepare in the best manner you can for our coming." Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed, "Given to Mr. [ ] Clemson - January 24th 1832 at Mount Vernon by Mrs. Jane Washington supposed to have been written soon after his marriage and Braddocks defeat."


  • Creation: 1759 April 5


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From the Collection: approx. 25 Linear Feet

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Repository Details

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

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Mount Vernon VA 22121