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Letter, to James Anderson, 1796 September 5

 Item — Box: 12, Folder: 1796.09.05
Identifier: A-283.108

Scope and Contents

Washington writes that since Anderson didn't answer many of his queries, nothing can be decided about his employment until Washington can see him, which will be at Mt. Vernon at end of month--Washington expected him to speak with candor about his qualifications, although he is “sensible it is not a pleasant thing for any man to speak of himself”--as Washington will reside on the estate from now on, much work will be taken off superintendant's shoulders--Washington describes the writing of the weekly farm reports, etc. that should take only a few hours each week--he sees no need for assistant--Fredericksburg mails made up every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evening.


  • 1796 September 5


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From the Collection: approx. 25 Linear Feet

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