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Letter, from John Augustine Washington, 1785 July 17

 Item — Box: 21, Folder: 1785.07.17
Identifier: RM-1147; MS-5835

Scope and Contents

John informs George that during a recent visit to Mount Vernon a "great Coat of yours" and book became mixed-up with his own belongings. John then discusses one of George Washington's notable entrepreneurial activities - the breeding of mules. Seeking to emulate his brother, John suggests that George send one of his "Jack Asses" to Bushfield, John's plantation, to breed with his mares.


  • 1785 July 17


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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