The Journal of Latrobe; Being the Notes and Sketches of an Architect, Naturalist and Traveler in the United States from 1796 to 1820

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The Journal of Latrobe; Being the Notes and Sketches of an Architect, Naturalist and Traveler in the United States from 1796 to 1820

Subject

Martha Washington

Creator

Benjamin Latrobe

Publisher

B. Franklin

Date

1971-00-00

Format

published primary source

Language

eng

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Latrobe, Benjamin Henry. The Journal of Latrobe; Being the Notes and Sketches of an Architect, Naturalist and Traveler in the United States from 1796 to 1820. New York: B. Franklin, 1971.

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July 1797: “[July 1797]…Upon my return to the house [Mount Vernon], I found Mrs. Washington and her granddaughter, Miss Custis, in the hall. I introduced myself to Mrs. Washington as a friend of her nephew, and she immediately entered into conversation upon the prospect [view] from the lawn, and presently gave me an account of her family in a good-humored free manner that was extremely pleasant and flattering. She retains strong remains of considerable beauty, seems to enjoy very good health, and to have a good humor. She has no affectation of superiority in the slightest degree, but acts completely in the character of the mistress of the house of a respectable and opulent country gentleman….” (57)

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How to Cite this Item

Benjamin Latrobe, "The Journal of Latrobe; Being the Notes and Sketches of an Architect, Naturalist and Traveler in the United States from 1796 to 1820," in Martha Washington, Item #196, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/196 (accessed January 19, 2018).