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My Dear Sir                              Mount Vernon December 22d 1777

I doe most sincearly…

My Dear Mama,                               Kings-College July 5th (1773)

I have at…

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A receipt from a seamstress, probably for mourning clothes for Martha Dandridge Custis.…

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From "Diary of Mrs. William Thornton, 1800-1863" (vol. 10, 1907, of the Records of the Columbia Historical Society). “[Saturday, 8/2/1800]…We set off again about eleven Oclock…& we got to Mrs Washington’s about two Oclock….Mrs Washington…

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From William Thornton to John Marshall, 1/2/1800: “[re: the plan to put George Washington’s body in the Unites States Capitol]…But in fulfilling this duty there is another which will give great comfort to her who enjoyed the felicity of being…

5/25/1802

“On Saturday the 22nd of May at 12 o’clock P.M. Mrs. Washington terminated her well spent life…..She was the worthy partner of the worthiest of men, and those who witnessed their conduct could not determine which excelled in their…

Full title: Every man his own doctor, or, The poor planter's physician: prescribing, plain and easy means for persons to cure themselves of all, or most of the distempers, incident to this climate, and with very little charge, the medicines…

This bill is for a wide variety of clothing from 1756-57, from a tailor named George Heath. Several items throughout the bill are mourning clothes, and are presumably associated with one of the two deaths that struck the Custis family in 1757: …