Letter, to Mr. Devenport, November 5, 1775

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Title

Letter, to Mr. Devenport, November 5, 1775

Description

This letter demonstrates Martha's shifting role in wartime. With George gone, she is now responsible for overall management of the household.

Creator

Martha Washington

Source

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

Publisher

Greenwood Press

Date

1775-11-05

Contributor

Joseph E. Fields, editor

Language

eng

Type

Published version of manuscript document

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Rights Holder

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Citation

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

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Text

Mr Devenport                                              Eltham November 5th 1775

I desire you will lett Mrs Bayly, that lives at west point have corn or wheat as she may want it, while her husband is ill and unable to provide for her, you may let her have a barrel of corn and half a barrel of wheat as sends for it and give her a fat hog

I am sir your Hbl
Martha Washington

Original Format

Autograph Letter Signed

Collection

How to Cite this Item

Martha Washington, "Letter, to Mr. Devenport, November 5, 1775," in Martha Washington, Item #399, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/399 (accessed February 18, 2018).