Letter, to Dr. David Stuart, November 6, 1786

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Title

Letter, to Dr. David Stuart, November 6, 1786

Creator

Martha Washington

Source

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

Publisher

Greenwood Press

Date

11/06/1786

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.

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Chicago Historical Society

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Dear Sir                                             Mount Vernon November 6th 1786

I have had two letters from a Gentleman in Ireland, - He calls himself John Custis - says he is of the same Family of the Custis s in virginia - and thinks he is a Brother's son to my childrens grand Father, - The Hon John Custis that died in Williamsburg in the year - 1750. - If you should meet with any gentleman from the Eastern shore that is acquainted with the family, - and will be so obliging as to give me a genealogical account of it, - It would be taken exceedingly kind - I am anxious to know them myself too - and shall be glad to inform the Gentleman that has written to me. The General has had a letter sometime agoe from Brussels from a Mr. Charles Custis - is of the same family as he says -

I am with Esteem sir
your most obt sert
M Washington

Dr. Stuart

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Martha Washington, "Letter, to Dr. David Stuart, November 6, 1786," in Martha Washington, Item #428, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/428 (accessed November 14, 2018).