Letter, to Burwell Bassett, July 18, 1780

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Title

Letter, to Burwell Bassett, July 18, 1780

Description

Martha discusses travel from the Continental Army's winter quarters.

Creator

Martha Washington

Source

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

Publisher

Greenwood Press

Date

7/18/1780

Contributor

Joseph E. Fields, editor

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

Washington Headquarters Library, Department of the Interior, Morristown, N.J.

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Dear Sir                                            Mount Vernon July the 18th 1780

When yours and my dear Fannys letters came to my hands - I was in expectation of leving Camp every week - I left the General about the Middle of June - the last I heard from him he was going up the North river - I got home on Fryday and find myself so much fatique with my ride that I shall not be able to come down to see you this summer and must request you to bring Fanny up - as soon as you can - I suffered so much last winter by going late that I have determined to go early in the fall before the Frost set in - if Fanny does not come soon she will have but a short time to stay with me - we were sorry that we did not see you at the Camp - there was not much pleasure thar the distress of the army and other difficultys thro I did not know the cause, the pore General was so unhappy that it distressed me exceedingly

I shall hope to see you soon after the assembly rises, with Fanny - please to give my love to her and the Boys who I should be very glad to see with you - my compliments to Mrs Dangerfield Mr & Mrs Davis and all Friends - I am dr Sir your affectionate friend & hmble sert

Martha Washington

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Autograph Letter Signed

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How to Cite this Item

Martha Washington, "Letter, to Burwell Bassett, July 18, 1780," in Martha Washington, Item #414, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/414 (accessed July 20, 2019).