Letter, to Anna Maria Dandridge Bassett, April 18, 1761

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Letter, to Anna Maria Dandridge Bassett, April 18, 1761

Creator

Martha Washington

Source

Fields, Joseph E. 'Worthy Partner': The Papers of Martha Washington. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994

Publisher

Greenwood Press

Date

1761-04-18

Contributor

Joseph E. Fields, editor

Language

eng

Type

Published version of manuscript document

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Feinstone Collection, David Library of the American Revolution, Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania. On loan to the American Philosophical Society.

Citation

Fields, Joseph E. 'Worthy Partner': The Papers of Martha Washington. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994.

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My Dear Sister                                                    April 18 1761

With great concern I bore this disappointment of not coming to you as I promised you, I have pleased myself with coming and would be very happy with you and family but the hooping coughs has put an end to all hopes for some time I have had it so bad that I could not go out of the house this four weeks past, the children are getting well but did not care to carry them so long a jurney and to houses where the coughs had not been and carrying children with so troublesome a disorder is of no pleasure in winter and I considered your dear little girl had not had it, I pray give my love to Mr. Bassett & Betsy and accept the same from dear Nancy, your most

affectionate & loving sister
Martha Washington

Jackey would fain come with Mr. W-n to see Betsy he often talks of her he and patty gives their duty to their uncle and ant &love to their cousin I hope to hear by Mr. W-n you have a nice Boy

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Martha Washington, "Letter, to Anna Maria Dandridge Bassett, April 18, 1761," in Martha Washington, Item #382, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/382 (accessed February 18, 2018).