Letter, from Marth Dandridge Custis to Robert Cary & Company, August 20, 1757

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Letter, from Marth Dandridge Custis to Robert Cary & Company, August 20, 1757

Subject

Martha Washington as feme sole

Description

In this letter, Martha Dandridge Custis informs Robert Cary & Company, a London agent for the sale of Custis tobacco and the purchase of English consumer goods, of the death of her husband Daniel Parke Custis. Taking on her new role as head of household, the young widow Custis gives detailed instructions to the agent for the handling and sale of various consignments of tobacco (image courtesy of Virginia Historical Society).

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Martha Washington

Date

1757-08-20

Language

eng

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Letters from Martha Dandridge Custis to Robert Cary & Company, August 20, 1757. Custis Family Papers, Mss1C9698 a. Virginia Historical Society.

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Martha Washington, "Letter, from Marth Dandridge Custis to Robert Cary & Company, August 20, 1757," in Martha Washington, Item #101, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/101 (accessed November 13, 2018).