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Mount Vernon, to Elizabeth Powel, Philadelphia, Letter (draft) : 1797 Dec. 17.

Author: Martha Washington; Elizabeth Powel; George Washington
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Invites Mrs. Powel to visit Mount Vernon, expresses sympathy for those suffering from the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia, and inquires after other friends, especially Robert and Mary Morris, who are beset by financial and family problems. The letter continues with a humorous message from George Washington, explaining that he and several friends have agreed to live until the year 1800, but "if he should really  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Letters
Named Person: George Washington; Robert Morris; Mary White Morris; Mary White Morris; Robert Morris; George Washington
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Washington; Elizabeth Powel; George Washington
OCLC Number: 122316915
Description: 1 item (4 p.) ; 24 cm.

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Invites Mrs. Powel to visit Mount Vernon, expresses sympathy for those suffering from the yellow fever epidemic in Philadelphia, and inquires after other friends, especially Robert and Mary Morris, who are beset by financial and family problems. The letter continues with a humorous message from George Washington, explaining that he and several friends have agreed to live until the year 1800, but "if he should really go off in an apopleptic, or any other fit ... he is glad to hear beforehand what will be said of him on that occasion."

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