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32011[Diary entry: 20 September 1799] (Washington Papers)
20. Morning cloudy—Wind at No. W. and Mer. at 60—at Night 66 & clear. Mr. Ludwell Lee, and Messrs. Stanton & Parker from the Eastern shore of Virginia and a Mr. Hilton dined here & went away afterwards. stanton & parker : probably John Stratton and Thomas Parker. Stratton, of Elkington, near Eastville in Northampton County, was in the salt business on the Eastern Shore in the 1790s, while...
From the moment Mrs Washington & myself adopted the two youngest children of the late Mr Custis, it became my intention (if they survived me, and conducted themselves to my satisfaction) to consider them in my Will, when I was about to make a distribution of my property. This determination has undergone no diminution, but is strengthened by the connexion which one of them has formed with my...
North West of the Road leading from the Gum-spring, on Little hunting Creek, to the Ford of Dogue run. Beginning at three marked red oaks on a rising therein, opposite to the old road which formerly passed through the South end of Muddy hole Farm. Including that part of Chapel land which belongs to the Subscriber. As also the Mill & Distillery. Shewing the shape, contents, & relative situation...
32014[Diary entry: 21 September 1799] (Washington Papers)
21. Morning cloudy—Wind Northerly—and Mer. at 63. Variable all day. Mer. 66 at Night. Mr. Alex. White came to dinner.
In acknowledging the receipt of your note—which came to hand two days since, without date—I shall only observe, that whenever it suits the convenience of yourself & Mrs Law to visit Mount Vernon, we shall be happy in seeing you. I had a desire (not a strong one) to possess the corner lot belonging to Mr Carroll on New Jersey Avenue, merely on account of its local situation; but have...
We never learnt with certainty, until we had the pleasure of seeing Mr White (since his return from Frederick) that you were at Winchester. We hope it is unnecessary to repeat in this place, how happy we should be to see you and Miss Morris under our roof, and for as long a stay as you shall find convenient, before you return to Philadelphia; for be assured we ever have, and still do retain,...
32017[Diary entry: 22 September 1799] (Washington Papers)
22. Morning a little cloudy. Wind at No. Et. & Mer. at 62. Wind shifted to No. Wt. Mer. 62 at Night.
Your letter of the 16th instt has been received, informing me of the death of my brother. The death of near relations, always produce awful, and affecting emotions, under whatsoever circumstances it may happen. That of my brother’s, has been so long expected, and his latter days so uncomfortable to himself, must have prepared all around him for the stroke; though painful in the effect. I was...
Your letter, announcing the death of my Brother, came to hand last night. One from Colo. Ball, informing me of that event, arrived the evening before. I very sincerely condole with your mother and the family on this occasion. But as death, in this case, was regular in its approaches; and evident, long before it happened; she, and all of you, must have been prepared for the stroke. Of course,...
Your letter of the 15th instt from New Post, has been received. I am sorry to be disappointed of the visit you promised us; and regret the cause of it. In the Spring, and at all times, when your health will permit, and it suits your convenience, we shall be happy in seeing you & Mrs Washington under our Roof. Are there any Crops of Wheat for Sale in your Neighbourhood? I want to keep my Mill...