Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Estate
Found in 17 Collections and/or Records:
Account book, settlement of the estate of George Washington. A.D. 32 pages. Accounts of various people associated with the estate, including money for hire of negroes - "Statement of the accounts of the several legatees for the purpose of explaining them." Autograph document, mostly in hand of Bushrod Washington, laminated, watermarks, no cover, torn or clipped pages included.
Account, Estate of George Washington with Lawrence Lewis. A.D. 2 pages. Account of money spent and received by Lewis as executor of G.W.'s estate - includes taxes on Kentucky land, City taxes, taxes on property in Alexandria, rents paid to Mr. Fitzhugh for rent of land for free negroes and money for support of free negroes. Autograph document in hand of Lewis, docketed by Lewis "No. 3 the Estate of Genl. Washington in Acct. with Lawe. Lewis." Laminated, watermark.
A.D. 2 pages. Account of payments on the estate of George Washington. Summary of payments received and paid on the estate of GW. Includes a reference to Wm. Yeaton enclosing the tomb at Mt. Vernon in 1835. Expenses incurred on behalf of old Negroes.
Bill. A.D.S. 3 pages. Addressed to James Anderson. Bill for mourning suits made for family and servants to wear when around the Mansion. Noted with monies received. Misnumbered on the top right corner as 'MS-2350,' corrected in the catalog book to MS-3050.
Instructions and recommendations to Martha Washington and executors of Washington's estate regarding procedures and steps in settling estate, including probating of will, inventory of estate, appraisal, disposing of property, paying debts, bequests, rents, etc.
Advises Martha Washington as to her rights under Washington's will--interprets for her what things are hers absolutely and which are only for use during her lifetime--residue of estate not specifically given to her or others is subject to "superior claim" of executors--relative rights of herself and the executors--rents and bank stocks--some points difficult to decide, must consult General Marshall upon them--these opinions are stated as a friend, without recourse to books, etc.
George Washington Parke Custis writes to John Augustine Washington III with concerns about finalizing the settlement of the estate of George Washington including the sale of land near the Dismal Swamp in Nansemond County. Autograph letter signed, 2 pages, with integral address label.
A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Lewis gives the account with Blagden as it now stands, taken from papers of Dr. Thornton's -- £26.8.11 1/2 Maryland money is still due him -- Lewis asks Blagden to send authenticated vouchers for repayment of moneys expended so that the late General Washingtons heirs will be see the justification for the expense. Autograph letter signed, endorsed by Lewis, 2 p. covered with figures, laminated, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "Lawr. Lewis."
Bushrod Corbin Washington writes to John Augustine Washington III, "a statement by which to settle with the legatees of General George Washington". Includes a list of names and heirs with "quota to pay off debts". Autograph document, 2 pages.