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1800 June 5
Inclusive dates
1800 June 5
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Language
eng
Summary
Insurance policy, 5 June 1800, on Mount Vernon, Fairfax County, Virginia, from the Mutual Assurance Society, including sketches, description, and appraisals of major buildings on the plantation. Policy was drawn up for Bushrod Washington (1762-1829) who inherited Mount Vernon from his uncle George Washington (1732-1799). This accession is a copy from the original insurance register held by The Library of Virginia
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Biographical or historical data
Bushrod Washington was born 5 June 1762 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, to John Augustine Washington (1736-1787) and Hannah Bushrod Washington (1738-1801). He entered the College of William and Mary in 1775 and graduated in 1778. Washington then joined the army to fight in the American Revolution. After the war, Washington studied law under James Wilson (1742-1798) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Admitted to the Virginia bar, Washington began practicing law in Alexandria, Virginia, then moved to Richmond, Virginia, in 1790. Washington represented Westmoreland County in the House of Delegates during the 1787-1788 term and also in the Virginia ratifying convention, where he supported the adoption of the federal Constitution. He was appointed an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1798. Washington inherited Mount Vernon in Fairfax County, Virginia, from George Washington (1732-1799) upon the latter's death. Washington married Julia Ann Blackburn (1768-1829) in 1785, and they had no children. Washington died 26 November 1829 in Philadelphia and was buried at Mount Vernon.
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Vi
Form designation
Insurance policy
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2
Immediate source of acquisition
The Library of Virginia
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000494502
Reproduction note
Photostats (positive and negative).
Type of unit
leaves.

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