Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington D.C.

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Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington D.C.

Subject

death of Martha Washington

Creator

Columbia Historical Society, Washington D.C.

Date

1989-00-00

Language

eng

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From "Diary of Mrs. William Thornton, 1800-1863" (vol. 10, 1907, of the Records of the Columbia Historical Society). “[Saturday, 8/2/1800]…We set off again about eleven Oclock…& we got to Mrs Washington’s about two Oclock….Mrs Washington is much broke since I saw her last—Her Grandson Washington Custis, in whom she seems quite wrapt [sic] up, was indisposed, and she seemed very anxious on his account.—She is a very polite & amiable old Lady. The same order & regularity is observed as when the Genl was living….[Wednesday, 11/19/1800]…Mama & I—went to Mrs Peter’s—found Mrs Tingey there—they were all going to George Town & then to wait on Mrs Adams.—We waited on Mrs Dexter, then went to some Stores & returned to Mrs Peter’s & waited till she returned—Mama then went home in our Carriage & in Mrs Tingey’s to Mrs Adams’s.—Mrs A. is a short lady; in person something like Mrs Washington—has a sensible look….” (174,213)

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Columbia Historical Society, Washington D.C., "Records of the Columbia Historical Society, Washington D.C.," in Martha Washington, Item #179, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/179 (accessed September 25, 2018).