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!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1797
Inclusive dates
1797
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1797, from Martha Washington (1731-1802) of Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia, to Elizabeth Powell of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, consisting of a letter, 1 May 1797, informing Mrs. Powell that the steward the Washingtons had hired was inadequate and asking for help in hiring a new one; and a letter, 20 May 1797, discussing the appropriate qualities that Mrs. Washington looked for in house servants. Each letter includes a draft written in the hand of George Washington (1732-1799) and a fair copy in the hand of Martha Washington. Original letters are located with the Mount Vernon's Ladies Aid Association
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  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Martha Washington was born 21 June 1731 in New Kent County, Virginia, to John Dandridge (1700-1756) and Frances Jones Dandridge (1710-1785). She married first Daniel Parke Custis (1711-1757) in 1749, and they had 4 children, only two of whom survived to adulthood. She then married George Washington (1732-1799) 6 January 1759, and they had no children. Martha Washington died 22 May 1802 at Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia, and was buried there next to her second husband.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
10
Immediate source of acquisition
Richards, Gertrude
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000501071
Reproduction note
Photostats (positive).
Type of unit
leaves.

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