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In this letter to her Philadelphia friend Elizabeth Powel, Martha Washington refers to her search for additional slaves to assist in the kitchen at Mount Vernon. It is notable especially for a paragraph alluding to the suspect trustworthiness of…

Follow-up to September 4, 1796 letter. Whipple describes to Wolcott his effort to capture Ona Judge.…

Letter in which Joseph Whipple accepts George Washington's assignment to return Ona Judge to slavery.…

Letter in which Whipple explains his failure to convince Judge to return to the Washingtons.…

Letter from George Washington to Oliver Wolcott, Jr., Secretary of War, requesting Wolcott's help in returning a fugitive slave to Mount Vernon. The slave was Ona Judge, Martha Washington's body servant, who had escaped from Philadelphia to New…

There is now living in the borders of the town of Greenland, N.H., a runaway slave of Gen. Washington, at present supported by the County of Rockingham. Her name at the time of her elopement was ONA MARIA JUDGE. She is not able to give the year…