Letter, from John Dandridge, February 29, 1788

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Letter, from John Dandridge, February 29, 1788

Creator

John Dandridge

Source

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

Publisher

Greenwood Press

Date

02/29/1788

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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Mr Dr Madam Pamocra February 29th 1788

I received your answer to my Letter of the 25th of last month, in due time & safely. I have to thank you for its kind contents in behalf of my Mother & Family - The Genl's Letter inclosing the Bonds I have not delivered to B Bassett yet: He has not been in New Kent since his marriage but is expected now daily -. I suppose the Genl has informed him that when judgment is obtained & an execution levied on the negroes of my Fathers Estate, he or myself may purchase on the Genl's acct -

My grandmother whom I informed you was recovering, has relapsed & is now very ill - My mother is well & just returned from visiting my Sister Claiborn. Who has been almost dead, but has got better - Mr. Claibornes mother died a few days since, after a long illness -

My compliments to the Major & tell him that his Fanny was well two days ago.

If I can spare the time & raise the money, I wish to go to Kentucky in the spring or fall, in which case I shall call to see you, otherwise I do not know when I shall have the satisfaction of paying my duty to you - My whole attention for three years past has been applied to my Father’s affairs & to the care of my Mother & the children: And I must now endeavor to do something for myself; it shall never be in way by which I must remit my care & attention to them -

The bearer hereof is a Mr. Thos. Allison who has brought home a runaway belonging to us, that had rambled as far as your neighborhood. He promises to have this delivered to you immediately. -

You will make my respectful compts to the Genl. - Give my love to Wash & Nelly and believe me your ever dutiful & Affectionate

Nephew
J: Dandridge

From
John Dandridge Esq
to Mrs. Washington -res
pecting Bonds
29th Feby 1788
Mrs: Washington
Mount Vernon Favor'd by
Mr. Thos. Allison

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John Dandridge, "Letter, from John Dandridge, February 29, 1788," in Martha Washington, Item #432, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/432 (accessed November 14, 2018).