George Washington Papers

From George Washington to James Wilson, 19 March 1782

Philada 19th Mar: 1782


The bearer Mr Bushrod Washington—a nephew of mine—is sent at his own desire to this City to study the Law—His Father having requested me to get him properly fixed, it would give me much pleasure to see him placed under your care, if it is convenient to you to take another student.

The young Gentleman I am told, has had a good Classical education, but the Invasions of Virginia under the direction of Leslie, Arnold & Cornwallis were very injurious to the schools of that Country—obliging the youth of it to resort to Arms in the place of prosecuting their studies—this was the case of my nephew whose study of other branches of Literature was much interrupted by the movements of the enemy. If you should be disposed to receive him be so good as to communicate the terms to Dr Sir Yr Most Obdet & Hble Servt

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