Letter, to Anna Maria Dandridge Bassett, April 6, 1762

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Title

Letter, to Anna Maria Dandridge Bassett, April 6, 1762

Description

Martha Washington writes to her sister about the harsh winter and the health of their families.

Creator

Martha Washington

Source

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

Publisher

Greenwood Press

Date

1762-04-06

Contributor

Joseph E. Fields, editor

Language

eng

Type

Published version of manuscript document

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Citation

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

Rights Holder

Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

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Dear Sister                                         Mount Vernon April 6,1762

Your kind Letter by the man that brought the syder round I received the 4th of ult which gave me great conscern to hear of Mr Bassett being so unwell but as you inform me he has lost his fevour makes no doubt but he is recovered long before this time it was a very great disappointment to me your not comeing as we had so long expected you but a visit from you will yett be most acceptable to me, as we may sertainly hope for fine weather now after so much bad as we have had. I have had the pleasure of hearing of you by several that has come from below but had no opportunity to write or would not neglect it as it is the only pleasure absence can afford me - I have had a very dark time since I came home. I believe it was owing to the severe weather we have had. I think I never knew such a winter as it has been the only comfort was that Mr Washington and my children have had their health very well. I think Patsy has been hardier than Ever she was till lately they have boath had colds and fevers - 1 just heard of this opportunity by Capt Posey, if my good man shoud be come a way you may send a line to me by him as he lives close by

I am very sorry to hear my mamma is still complaining and her staying at home so much as she doze I believe is a great hurt to her I hope she is happier at home than she seemed to be when I was down I never think of her but with consern as she appears always to be uneasy I shoud be glad you woud take care of Betsy and keep her in proper order she has her own way so much at home I am affraide she will be quite spoild - It is with the greates pleasure I hear the well fair of you and your little babys - pray give my duty to my Mamma and love to Brothers and sisters and except the same from Dear Nancy your most Affectionate

Martha Washington

till Mamma I was in great hast
or wood have wrote to her

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Autograph Letter Signed

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How to Cite this Item

Martha Washington, "Letter, to Anna Maria Dandridge Bassett, April 6, 1762," in Martha Washington, Item #389, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/389 (accessed September 20, 2019).