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Letter, to George Augustine Washington, with letter of provenance, 1787 September 2

 Item — Box: 4, Folder: 1787.09.02
Identifier: MS-5821

Scope and Contents

George Washington appointed George Augustine Washington manager of Mount Vernon in his absence. The letter gives detailed instruction of farming Mount Vernon, as well as decorating the mansion, improvements to farm buildings, supervision and care of the servants, miscellaneous purchases.


  • 1787 September 2


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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

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121