Letter, Martha Washington to Fanny Bassett Washington, May 24, 1795

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Letter, Martha Washington to Fanny Bassett Washington, May 24, 1795

Subject

Martha Washington, Fanny Bassett Washington

Description

While George Washington served his second Presidental term in Philadelphia, Martha Washington’s niece Fanny lived at Mount Vernon and oversaw the household. This letter suggests that even when she was away from her home, Martha continued to play an important role in maintaining the household. It also suggests Martha’s attitude toward household slaves and toward African Americans.

Creator

Martha Washington

Date

1795-05-24

Language

eng

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Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery

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Martha Washington, "Letter, Martha Washington to Fanny Bassett Washington, May 24, 1795," in Martha Washington, Item #9, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/9 (accessed May 28, 2017).