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Washington, George (1732-1799) to Mary Ball Washington re: his brother's marriage, ordering clothing for slaves

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07858.01 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Mount Vernon, [Va.] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1757/09/30 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: With provenance note stating property of David A. Hayes, and a clipped signature of John Hancock, President.

People: Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Washington, Mary Ball, 1708-1789.

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Keywords/Subjects: American Statesmen, President, Children and Family, Marriage, Clothing and Accessories, Slavery, African American History, Mount Vernon

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