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Letters

Label
Letters, 1778-1799
Title
Letters
Inclusive dates
1778-1799
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1778-1799, of George Washington (1732-1799) consisting of a letter, 6 July 1778, from Washington while commanding the Continental army to William Fitzhugh (1741-1809) of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, introducing Dr. [Robert] Wellford (1753-1823) formerly of the British army, and praising him for his service to sick and wounded American soldiers held by the British; and a letter, 8 November 1799, from Washington in Fairfax County, Virginia, to the Surveyor General of the Land Office, Richmond, Virginia, requesting information on his discovery that William Shepherd, who was with Washington on a survey, may have filed on the same tract of land and requesting action. An accompanying letter, 7 November 1799, is filed in the land office, Letters Received, George Washington to Surveyor General, in the vault. There are positive and negative photostats of the letter to Fitzhugh, while the positive photostat of the 8 November 1799 letter has been transferred to the Land Office, Letters Received
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
George Washington was born 22 February 1732 (adjusted calendar) in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to Augustine Washington (1694-1743) and Mary Ball Washington (1708-1789). He became a surveyor at a young age, and an officer in the Virginia militia. Washington was appointed a lieutenant colonel in the Virginia militia during the French and Indian War. He was a member of the House of Burgesses from 1758 to 1774, and a member of the first and second Continental Congresses in 1774 and 1775. On 15 June 1775, Washington was appointed General commanding the Continental Army and served until 1783. He was president of the Federal Constitutional Convention in 1787, and was elected the first president of the United States, serving from 1789 to 1797. He married Martha Dandridge Custis (1731-1802) 6 January 1759. Washington died at Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia, and was buried there.
Cataloging source
Vi
Label
Letters
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
3
Immediate source of acquisition
Wellford, Dr.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000487340
Reproduction note
Photostats (negative and positive).
Type of unit
leaves.

Library Locations

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