Letter, John Blair to Daniel Parke Custis, April 9, 1749

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Title

Letter, John Blair to Daniel Parke Custis, April 9, 1749

Subject

courtship of Martha Dandridge

Description

When Daniel Parke Custis was courting Martha Dandridge, he enlisted the help of his friend John Blair to convince John Custis (Daniel’s father) that the match was appropriate. This letter contains the news that John Custis had capitulated after Martha had insisted on meeting him in person. It is indicative of Martha’s strength of character, even at a young age (image courtesy of Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Etting Collection).

Creator

John Blair

Date

1749-04-09

Rights

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Etting Collection

Relation

Letter, John Blair to Daniel Parke Custis, n.d.

Language

eng

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Citation

Etting Collection, Historical Society of Pennsylvania

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How to Cite this Item

John Blair, "Letter, John Blair to Daniel Parke Custis, April 9, 1749," in Martha Washington, Item #10, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/10 (accessed April 20, 2018).