Letter, to Frances Bassett, August 7, 1784

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Title

Letter, to Frances Bassett, August 7, 1784

Creator

Martha Washington

Source

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

Publisher

Greenwood Press

Date

08/07/1784

Contributor

Joseph E. Fields, editor

Type

Published version of manuscript document

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Rights Holder

Mount Vernon Ladies' Association

Citation

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

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My dear Fanny -                              Mount Vernon August the 7th 1784

Tho' I have never been alone since you left this, - yet I cannot say but I have missed your company very much - The General is still determined to set out the first of next month, over the mountains1 I have not heard anything from my Brother, whether he will be up before the General goes or not I expect to come down to see him sometime in September - I shall not fix the time till I hear from you or him -

Mrs Stuart is getting better your stays and other things came from Annapolis the Sunday after you left this - I have payed Mrs Charles Stuart the money she payed, the mantua maker: £3.2.6 I will keep them or bring down as you think you may want them - I think Miss Ramsay was married before you left this - we have nothing new that I hear off.

My little Nelly is getting well and Tub is the same clever boy you left him - He sometimes says why don't you send for Cousin - you know he never makes himself unhappy about absent friends.

Remember me to all Friends with you, the General had a letter from your pappa by the last post that never mentioned you or any other person. The letter was dated at Richmond I should have been glad to have heard where you was -

If you should see my Brother Remember me to him and family, my love to your Brothers - My compliments to your pappa in which the General joins me -

I am my dear Fanny your most affectionate

Martha Washington

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Autograph Letter Signed

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How to Cite this Item

Martha Washington, "Letter, to Frances Bassett, August 7, 1784," in Martha Washington, Item #425, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/425 (accessed August 19, 2018).