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Collection Reference Number GLC06429.01
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1782 
Title George Washington to John A. Washington regarding his nephew's education and preparing to meet the army
Date 22 March 1782
Author Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Recipient Washington, John Augustine  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Faded with some losses supplied with pen facsimile. Written to his brother. Preparing materials for his departure to meet the army on the Hudson (North) River. Also discusses his precarious financial situation. "You are but little acquainted with the situation of my affairs if you suppose I have money at my command -- the contrary from bad years, bad crops or bad management is so true, that I find it difficult to support my family...." He is trying to raise money by loan, sale of negroes or any other way. In any case he will pay for his nephew's education.
Subjects Revolutionary War  Revolutionary War General  Military History  Continental Army  Finance  Children and Family  Agriculture and Animal Husbandry  Slavery  Slave Sale  African American History  Monticello  Children and Family  Education  President  
People Washington, George (1732-1799)  Washington, John Augustine (1736-1787)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme The American Revolution; The Presidency; Agriculture; African Americans; Slavery & Abolition; Children & Family; Education
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Notes: GLC 6429.02 probably enclosed within this letter. Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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