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“Mr Hanson’s last bill in favor of Messrs P[orter] & I[ngraham] I gave to the General, & I suppose Mr Porter has charged him accordingly, or if he has not, he ought to have done it—... tho’ the Genl told me at the time, that he beleived Mr Porter must think it a little strange that Mr Hanson should take up money from him on his Acct—I told Mr Porter so—but he said—he did not think it strange—Mr
Hanson wrote GW on 23 September.The brothers George Steptoe Washington and Lawrence Augustine Washington had been studying at William Mc Whir’s academy in Alexandria since November 1785 and living in Hanson’s house since January 1787. GW replied from Mount Vernon on 24 Nov.: “Sir, I am sorry it is not convenient for you to board my Nephews any longer—Mr Lear is desired to see what can...
The boys lived with Mrs. Parthenia Alexander Massey Dade in 1785 when they first enrolled at the Alexandria Academy.The child Lawrence Augustine Washington whipped was probably Maria Hanson (b. 1781).
Samuel Hanson, who served as a lieutenant colonel of the Charles County, Md., militia during the Revolution, was a merchant in Alexandria and a trustee of the Alexandria Academy. The two boys mentioned in Hanson’s letter are George Steptoe and Lawrence Washington, the sons of GW’s deceased brother Samuel (see ...and boarded them with Parthenia Alexander Massey Dade, widow of Townshend Dade (d....
Samuel Hanson of Samuel (c.1752–1830) was surveyor for the port of Alexandria, Va., under collector Charles Lee. The unique form of his name served to distinguish him from two other Samuel Hanson, Jrs., who contemporaneously came of age with him in Charles County, Maryland. GW nominated Hanson excise inspector for Alexandria on 6 Mar. 1792 (Hanson is quoting from sec. 7 of “An Act to provide...
Hanson’s letter to Alexander Hamilton, which must have been written before 18 Jan. 1792, has not been identified (see Hamilton to Charles Lee, 18 Jan., n.3, in Hanson had written GW on 14 Oct. 1791 about Charles Lee’s excessive absences from his post as collector of the port of Alexandria. The enclosed copy of Lee’s letter to Hanson of 9 Jan. 1792 reads: “Having revised the Laws of Congress...
Samuel Hanson of Samuel (ca. 1752–1830), a native of Maryland and a member of the General Assembly of Maryland from 1781 to 1784, had moved in 1787 to Alexandria, Virginia, where he received an appointment as surveyor... ...of the Bank of Columbia. During this period he also edited two Georgetown newspapers. Hanson was dismissed from his cashier’s position in 1801, at which time he received...