Letter, Martha Washington to Fanny Bassett Washington, November 30, 1794

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  • Letter, Martha Washington to Fanny Bassett Washington, November 30, 1794

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Letter, Martha Washington to Fanny Bassett Washington, November 30, 1794

Description

MW writes Fanny about the unexpected expenditure of wine on visitors while MW and GW are away in Washington.

Creator

Martha Washington

Date

1794-11-30

Language

eng

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Mount Vernon

Citation

The Martha Washington Collection, Mount Vernon.

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Partial transcript:

"...the President seemed a good deal surprised - at the quantity of wine that you have given out, as it never was his intention to give wine or goe to any Expence to entertain people that came to Mount vernon out of curiosity to see the place; if it is continued - we shall have but very little for ourselves if we should come home..."

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Martha Washington, "Letter, Martha Washington to Fanny Bassett Washington, November 30, 1794," in Martha Washington, Item #41, http://www.marthawashington.us/items/show/41 (accessed September 17, 2014).