Letter, to Fanny Bassett Washington, July 1789

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Title

Letter, to Fanny Bassett Washington, July 1789

Creator

Martha Washington

Source

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

Publisher

Greenwood Press

Date

07/1789

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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...... I wish you to take a prayer book yourself and give one to Hariot the other two to be given to Betty & Patty Custis - I am pleased to hear that the domestic concerns goe on well - sickness is to be expected and Chariot will lay herself up for as little as any one will - it was right to give them more thread if I did not put enough in each bundle - I am truly sorry to hear of another death in the family so soon-

I shall think myself much obliged to Mrs Bassett for any particular notice she may take of Patty Dandridge - I have a great regard for her and wish her to do well - When you write to your Brother remember me affectionately to them - I was very sorry that I was obliged to leave home so soon after they came to Mount Vernon -My dear Fanny remember me to all enquiring friends to Mr & Mrs L. Washington - the Major and give sweet little Maria a thousand kisses for me - I often think of the dear little engaging child - and wish her with me to hear her little prattle - we shall get the letters for her before she will want them.

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How to Cite this Item

Martha Washington, "Letter, to Fanny Bassett Washington, July 1789," in Martha Washington, Item #437, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/437 (accessed June 24, 2018).