Letter, to Fanny Bassett Washington, February 3, 1793

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Title

Letter, to Fanny Bassett Washington, February 3, 1793

Creator

Martha Washington

Source

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

Publisher

Greenwood Press

Date

2/3/1793

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                                 Philadelphia February the 3d 1793

The southern post not getting in this week, I have not had the pleasure to hear from you, - we are all tolerable well, the winter has been remarkable warm - which occations the season to be very sickly - I hope you and the children are well, Mr Blair is arrived hear and tells his friends that a great number of our acquantances are dead below - the winter has been so warm hear that the farmers have been plowing all winter - and we are in fear that there will not be Ice to fill the Ice Houses in the city - which will be a great disappointment to us in the warm season Ice is the most agreable thing we can have hear - I hear from Mrs Stuart and the girls often, she tells me that she has not seen Mr Fairfax, since he was at Hope Park with me - but does not say where he is, wheather he is got to England or not - Mrs Harrison is well she very often enquires very kindly after you - Mrs Mercer is in town but she is so often sick that I do not see her but very seldom - my love to the Major - I hope are this that he has got the better of the spitting Blood you mention in your last -

My love to your Brothers and sisters in which the President joins kiss your dear little Babes for me and Believe me my dear

Fanny your most
affectionate
M Washington

(Address)
Mrs Frans Washington
(Docket)
From Mrs. M Washington
February 8th 1793

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Autograph Letter Signed

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How to Cite this Item

Martha Washington, "Letter, to Fanny Bassett Washington, February 3, 1793," in Martha Washington, Item #467, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/467 (accessed December 22, 2014).