Found in 20 Collections and/or Records:
A.D. 4 pages. "Accot. of sales of the Stocks etc. sold at the plantation of the late Mrs. Mary Washington, on the 29th of October 1789." Some of the buyers include Charles Carter Jr., Bushrod Washington and Burges[s] Ball. Stock sold includes sheep, oxen, hogs, pigs, horses, cows. Autograph document, docketed.
Sale of eleven mules, three sheep, eight oxen, one cow and calf, two heifers, three cows, one riding horse, a quantity of plank, scantling and barrel staves and all the plantation [ ] Farm called Dogue Run, standing property lately sold to Lewis, amounts to $1279.40; Lewis to pay yearly sum of $90 till her death then either return it or pay George Washington's executors the above amount.
The Historical Photograph Collection is largely comprised of materials created by or for the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Photographers primarily include staff members and contract photographers. The collection spans the 1930s to the 2000s and includes analog material made up of a variety of sizes of film negatives providing a visual history of the Mansion, outbuildings, tombs, grounds, events, visitors, collection objects, personnel, restoration, and changes throughout the estate.
Anxious to hear about Mother [Jane C. B. Washington]. A man came “to apply for situation as overseer, at Marshall Hall…” Note at end of letter written by Louisa Washington. Misses her father. Writes about dogs, birds, and sheep.
Letter, from John Parke Custis and 'A list of Cattle bought from Genl. Washington's Plantation', 1779 October 7
He writes that he received a copy of an earlier letter to Maj. Harrison [Nov. 4]--desires to take Young Royal Gift to his stable to stand--another Jack in Culpeper now will cut down profits of the stud service--collection of rents goes badly--plight of tenants pitiable--tenants in Frederick and Berkeley mostly paid up--he will come to Mt. Vernon to bring rents and attend the marriage of his brother Lawrence with Miss [Eleanor Parke] (Nelly) Custis.
A.L.S. 2 pages. Greenwood to Alexandria. Writes his brother family news--bad weather--killed some of C.A.W.'s sheep for fear of their starvation--feared to lose them all--Aunt [Frances] [?] is said by some to be going to marry Bushrod [Corbin ?] Washington. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, postmarked by hand "Brucetown Va Decb. 6th,." Name on original manuscript appears as "G. F. Washington, Jr."
George Washington passes on some information about Irish wolf dogs to Carter which he received from an Irish gentleman. George Washington does not think that mastiffs will fulfill the purpose of hunting wolves which Carter apparently wants.
"Dear Sir, I have this moment been favored with your letter and with out date from Prince Georges County and have ordered the Jennies to be delivered to Mr. Dove--hoping both will prove with foal. Royal Gift never fails ...,".
Washington writes that he received no letter from Pearce which leads him to conclude that something more than common has happened--on board of Capt. Ellwood are oil, paint and oznabrigs--directions for distributing and cutting oznabrigs--dependence of the gardener's wife and Allison's wife-planting shrubs--Mr. Anderson--Washington expresses his wishes to have an icehouse prepared when ice forms--hopes Frank has taken care of the tarriers [terriers]--female in heat.
A.L.S. 3 pages. New Kent. Concerns a shipment of wheat ... no demand for wheat or corn ... cider here for Mrs. W-n; will send some to Norfolk at first opportunity ... Had to get a new cog wheel for the mill ... Richmond market full of meat of all kind; cattle and sheep still on my hands ... Autograph letter signed, integral cover.
D. 1 page. Whiting exchanges "... two Cows under seven years old, thirteen herd of Sheep under four years old" for a year's rent of land in Berkeley County (see Agreement, Nov. 3, 1787). Washington allows four pounds ten shillings for each cow and twelve shillings per herd of sheep.
Letter about acquiring a bull and some sheep.