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Letter, to William Pearce, 1794 November 23

 Item — Box: 9, Folder: 1794.11.23
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-3985

Scope and Contents

Letters to Col. William Washington of Westmoreland--the easy and simple manners of Donaldson make him unfit as an overseer of the Negro carpenters--he should, however, instruct Isaac and the boy Jem in the principles of making and repairing all kinds of farming implements--quarters for a new carpenter overseer--Mrs. Fanny Washington--descriptions of people who Washington thinks should be obliged to stay at his Alexandria house--Doctor Craik--which wines to serve his guests--claret, madeira for very extraordinary circumstances--the use of his Mt. Vernon home by curious people--hogs for pork--some bacon for the Mansion--omission of McKoy not to measure his potatoes--Washington wants to compare the crop of corn and the crop of potatoes together--whether it is better to sell wheat as grain or flour--Mr. Minor--Col. Lyles--enclosed money to discharge Washington's bond to Mr. Lund Washington.


  • Creation: 1794 November 23


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From the Collection: approx. 25 Linear Feet

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