Ephraim George Squier papers  1818-1886 (bulk 1861-1886)
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George Washington collection [series]:
 
  1751 April 20 . George Washington ADS. (1 page)    [Note: Located in the Gold Star collection]
Survey of land for Samuel Kinman.
 
  1758 October 29 . George Washington DS. (1 page)    [Note: Located in the Gold Star collection]
"A Daily Return of the Virga. Regimt. Encamp at Loyal Hannon Undr the Commd. Of Colo. Washington."
 
  1768 May 17 . George Washington ALS to John Blair. (2 pages)    [Note: Inclosed in Blair to Thomas Gage, June 17, 1768, from the Thomas Gage papers]
Regarding conditions in Western Pennsylvania in the period following Proclamation Act. The difficulty of communications between Fort Cumberland and Pittsburgh, furnishing a garrison near the Ohio River, complaints made by inhabitants and those seeking to venture past the Alleghenies, suggestions on keeping peace with Indians.
 
  1774 July 28 . Robert Adam ALS to George Washington; Alexandria, [Virginia]. (1 page)    [Note: Located in Postal History Collection]
Introducing (but not naming) William Goddard (1740-1817), who was instrumental in establishing the nation's postal system. Describes plans for a meeting "in regard to a plan he has set on" for "Establishing a Generall Post Office through America."
 
  1775 July 18 . George Washington LS to Jonathan Trumbull; Cambridge, [Massachusetts]. (2 pages)    [Note: From the Thomas Gage papers]
In Thomas Mifflin’s hand. Regarding dissatisfaction at the assignment of officers made by the Continental Congress. Argues that the Army has a greater right to control appointments and to supersede those made by provinces. A representative from Massachusetts has been sent to the Congress with Washington's opinion to reconcile this issue.
 
  1775 August 11 . George Washington LS to General Thomas Gage; Cambridge, [Massachusetts]. (3 pages)    [Note: From the Thomas Gage papers]
Regarding treatment of the American Army prisoners. Informs Gage that if his poor treatment of Washington’s soldiers continues, Washington will treat Gage’s soldiers in the same fashion.
 
  1775 August 19 . George Washington LS to General Thomas Gage; Cambridge, [Massachusetts]. (3 pages)    [Note: From the Thomas Gage papers]
Washington reiterates his message from his previous letter to Gage, dated 1775-08-11, in which he states that Gage's harsh treatment of American prisoners of war will necessitate similar treatment for captured British troops. Furthermore, he implores Gage not to allow his feelings concerning the events at Lexington, Concord, and Charleston to impact his treatment of prisoners.
 
  1776 July 15 . George Washington LS to Nicholas Cooke; New York, [New York]. (1 page)
Regarding the location of two British ships off the coast of New England and their possible intent of hampering communications between Albany and New York City. Describes plan of fashioning galleys to attack these vessels. Probably in the hand of Alexander C. Hanson, asst. secy.
 
  1776 July 21 . George Washington LS to Yates, [John] Jay, Livingston, Tappan, Livingston, Members of Secret Committee of New York Legislature; New York, [New York]. (2 pages)
Laments the defenselessness of Highlands, informs the men of Gen. Henry Lee's success in defeating the British at Fort Moultrie in Charleston, South Carolina.
 
  1776 November 30 . George Washington ALS to Mrs. R. Graydon; Brunswick, [New York]. (2 pages)
Letter to a Mrs. R. Graydon concerning the capture of her son, Capt. Alexander Graydon of the 3rd Pa. Battalion. Advises her to contact Col. Cadwallader [Colden II] in Philadelphia concerning the state of his health.
 
  1777 February 10 . George Washington LS to Nicholas Cooke; Morristown, [New Jersey]. (2 pages)
Regarding the inoculation of Continental Army troops in Connecticut against smallpox.
 
  1777 April 11 . George Washington Ms. and artifact. (1 page)
Washington autograph; originally framed with medallion [housed in a separate box, with the medallion]. The medallion depicts Washington's profile and reads "George Washington President of the United States 1789."
 
  1777 September 24 . George Washington ALS to William Alexander, Lord Stirling. (1 page)
George Washington ALS to William Alexander, Lord Stirling.
 
  1777 November 27 . George Washington LS to John Clark; Headquarters [unspecified location]. (1 page)
Regarding information about Lord Cornwallis’ troops; discusses rumors circulating on the possibility of war in Europe, requests Clark's associates to inquire further into that matter.
 
  1778 January 1 . George Washington LS to Henry Laurens; Headquarters, Valley Forge, [Pennsylvania]. (7 pages)
Recommending Udny Hay as quartermaster General of Continental Army.
 
  1778 April 30 . George Washington ALS to William Smallwood; Headquarters, Valley Forge, [Pennsylvania]. (3 pages)    [Note: Located in the Gold Star collection]
Washington had just learned of the French recognition of American independence. He has also learned that Congress has extended his power, discusses a court martial against John Derrick.
 
  1778 October 1 . George Washington LS to Nathanael Greene; Fishkill, [New York]. (2 pages)    [Note: From the Henry Clinton papers]
Describes a minor skirmish in which fifty British soldiers of Baylers cavalry were killed or captured. Makes mention of a planned evacuation of New York City before winter approaches. In Tench Tilghman’s hand.
 
  1779 March 1 . George Washington LS to Nathanael Greene; Headquarters [unspecified location]. (1 page)    [Note: From the Nathanael Greene papers]
Makes mention that he has not yet made a decision on troops marching from Easton, and requests that kegs be prepared at Easton and Albany. In Tench Tilghman’s hand.
 
  1779 May 29 . George Washington ALS to Benjamin Tallmadge; Headquarters, Middle Brook, [New Jersey]. (1 page)
Regarding military matters, including the planning of a possible expedition and a request for intelligence. Includes ANS by Samuel B. Webb on the back, dated June 13, 1779.
 
  1779 June 13 . George Washington LS to Nathanael Greene; Headquarters, Smiths Clove, [New York]. (1 page)    [Note: From the Henry Clinton papers]
Circular. “In case the enemy should march against West Point, the enclosed is a general disposition for the army, which is to be varied according to circumstances and the particular movements of the enemy.”
 
  1779 June 13 . George Washington ALS to Benjamin Tallmadge; Smiths Clove, [New York]. (1 page)    [Note: From the Henry Clinton papers]
Washington sends thanks to one of his spies through Tallmadge and warns him to be cautious. “Should suspicions of him use so high as to render it unsafe to continue in N.Y. I would by all means wish him to employ some person of whose attachment and abilities he entertains the best opinion to act in his place.” With seal.
 
  1779 June 27 . George Washington LS to Benjamin Tallmadge; New Windsor, [New York]. (2 pages)    [Note: Inclosed in July 13, 1779, from the Henry Clinton papers ]
“Private” letter. Enclosed in his “public” letter to Tallmadge. Tells Tallmadge to investigate George Higday as a possible spy for Washington because he “stands well with the enemy.” He will be of good use as Washington is west of the North River and Higday is connected in Bergen County, [New Jersey].
 
  1779 June 27 . George Washington LS to Benjamin Tallmadge; New Windsor, [New York]. (1 page)    [Note: From the Henry Clinton papers ]
Public letter. Regarding military matters., specifically Tallmadge's position at Bedford and the fatigue of his cavalry. Informs him that a regiment is on its way to join him. With seal; intercepted; Inclosing private letter to Tallmadge.
 
  1779 December 22 . George Washington LS to Nathanael Greene. (2 pages)    [Note: From the Nathanael Greene papers ]
Concern for Greene’s troops, notably properly covering from the cold for his officers; Washington suggests that they be quartered in houses in the vicinity of the Army. In R.H. Harrison’s hand.
 
  1780 June 2 . George Washington LS to Baron Wilhelm von Knyphausen; Morristown, [New Jersey]. (4 pages)    [Note: From the Henry Clinton papers ]
Washington wishes to appoint Lewis Pintard as an “Agent or Commissary of Prisoners” to report on Continental Army prisoners’ conditions.
 
  1780 August 6 . George Washington LS to Nathanael Greene. (1 page)    [Note: From the Nathanael Greene papers ]
Urges Greene to wait to leave the “Department” until after the letters by “the Committee & myself” reach Congress successfully. In R.H. Harrison’s hand.
 
  1780 August 28 . George Washington LS to George Clinton (2 pages)
In David Humphrey’s hand; letter concerning Col. Malcolm’s brigade being sent to the frontier.
 
  1780 September 26 . George Washington LS to Anthony Wayne; Robinson House, New York. (1 page)
Robinson House, N.Y. Orders for Wayne to come to West Point, following discovery of Benedict Arnold’s treason.
 
  1780 October 10 . George Washington LS to Nathanael Greene. (1 page)    [Note: From the Nathanael Greene papers ]
Asking Greene to communicate an extract to the “Corps at King’s Ferry and Col. Sheldon’s Regiment.” In Tench Tilghman’s hand. Indorsed by Lewis Morris, Jr.
 
  1780 November 14 . George Washington LS to Philip Barr Bradley; Passaic Falls, [New Jersey]. (2 pages)
Letter regarding winter quarters for detachments of the Connecticut Line and an order to proceed to Kings Ferry and onward to the vicinity of West Point; warns to prevent any damages made by troops on the march. in David Humphey’s hand.
 
  1780 December 10 . George Washington ALS to Gouverneur Morris; New Windsor, [New York]. (4 pages)
Washington thanks Morris for his suggestions and explains the “circumstances and strengths of our army.”
 
  1780 December 13 . George Washington LS to Nathanael Greene; New Windsor, [New York]. (3 pages)    [Note: From the Nathanael Greene papers ]
Washington says clothing is the biggest need of the army right now, references an expected amount of clothing from France. Expresses frustration at the amount of Virginian officers currently held prisoner, desires to hear more about the Southern army once Greene arrives with them. In Tench Tilghman’s hand.
 
  1780 December 27 . George Washington LS to Nathanael Greene; New Windsor, [New York]. (1 page)    [Note: From the Nathanael Greene papers ]
Reports on strategy and military transports sailing southward with a little under two thousand men. In Tench Tilghman’s hand. Indorsed by Lewis Morris, Jr., and I. Burnet.
 
  1781 January 9 and 11 . George Washington LS to Nathanael Greene; New Windsor, [New York]. (4 pages)    [Note: From the Nathanael Greene papers ]
Expresses sympathies for harsh conditions of the army. No clothing from France has arrived, condemns conduct of “those concerned in releasing instead of exchanging the Prisoners lately taken to the Southward” Relates incident of Pennsylvania Line’s defection. In David Humphrey’s hand. Indorsed by I. Burnet.
 
  1781 March 23 . George Washington LS to Francisco Rendon; Headquarters, New Windsor, [New York]. (2 pages)    [Note: Inclosed in Clinton to Germain, April 5, [1781], from the Henry Clinton papers ]
References a recent meeting with the count of Rochambeau, warns against communications adversely impacting the expedition at Pensacola, describes the Southern theater as the most important of the war. Intercepted. With a copy.
 
  1781 March 27 . George Washington LS to Benjamin Harrison; Headquarters, New Windsor, [New York]. (5 pages)    [Note: Inclosed in Clinton to Germain, April 5, [1781], from the Henry Clinton papers ]
Regrets not being able to see Harrison, concerned about lack of clothing, arms, and ammunition for the Southern army. Praises the effort of the Southern army, which has raised permanent force despite having a smaller supply of men than the north. The British Army has mounted a serious threat, mentions the Marquis de la Fayette.
 
  1781 March 28 . George Washington ALS to Lund Washington; New Windsor, [New York]. (2 pages)    [Note: Inclosed in Clinton to Germain, April 5, [1781], from the Henry Clinton papers ]
Regarding military matters, including the morale of the men and the movement of men and supplies around New York and the Chesapeake. Also inquires about Mount Vernon.
 
  1781 March 30 . George Washington ALS to Ulster and Orange County justices; Headquarters, New Windsor, [New York]. (2 pages)
Regarding supplies for the army and need of transportation for the supplies, particularly flour. Copy of original letter.
 
  1781 April 7 . George Washington ALS to George Clinton; Headquarters, New Windsor, [New York]. (1 page)
Holograph letter from Washington relative to a plan of the British to send four people to assassinate Washington along with the Governors of New Jersey [William Livingston] and New York [George Clinton]; "the design of the other his informant was unable to discover."
 
  1781 April 10 . George Washington ALS to Samuel Huntington; Headquarters, New Windsor, [New York]. (1 page)
Washington introduces "Colonel Menonville, Deputy Adjutant General to the French Army" [Francois Louis Thibault] to Huntington. He is charged by Rochambeau with matters concerning a contract entered into by Franklin on behalf of the United States regarding provisions.
 
  1781 April 12 . George Washington LS to Samuel Huntington; Headquarters, New Windsor, [New York]. (3 pages)
Marked "copy," in Alexander Hamilton’s hand; Regarding the feeble state of army, lack of money, provisions, weakness of defense of Philadelphia.
 
  1781 April 22 . George Washington LS to Nathanael Greene; Headquarters, New Windsor, [New York]. (2 pages)    [Note: From the Nathanael Greene papers ]
In Tench Tilghman’s hand. Regarding military matters; scoffs at Cornwallis for underestimating the force under Greene. Calls methods of recruiting "feeble and ineffectual." Suggests that he take advantage of la Fayette, who has gone Southward and recently proven his merit once more by cutting off a British supply line.
 
  1781 May 28 . George Washington LS to Elias Dayton; Headquarters, New Windsor, [New York]. (1 page)    [Note: Inclosed in Clinton to Germain, June 9, [1781], from the Henry Clinton papers ]
Regarding military matters. Washington asks for intelligence about what is happening in New York, gives order should an evacuation be necessary. Intercepted. With three copies 1p. each.
 
  1781 May 29 . George Washington ALS to John Sullivan; Headquarters, New Windsor, [New York]. (3 pages)    [Note: Inclosed in Clinton to Germain, June 9, [1781], from the Henry Clinton papers ]
Washington rejects a plan offered by Sullivan based on “embarrassed state of our affairs on acct. of Supplies…The languid efforts of the States to procure men, and the insuperable difficulties in the way of transportation” Intercepted. With a copy 4pp.
 
  1781 May 30 . George Washington LS to Samuel Huntington; Headquarters, New Windsor, [New York]. (2 pages)    [Note: Inclosed in Clinton to Germain, June 9, [1781], from the Henry Clinton papers ]
Regarding military matters; Washington has heard accounts that a great embarkation from New York has taken place, and that a total evacuation has even been considered. These conjectures might have risen in response to strange movements by troops on Long Island. Pensacola is taken, Gen. Robertson has gone South to succeed Gen. Phillips. Intercepted; with copy.
 
  1781 May 30 . George Washington LS to Smith, William Stephens; Headquarters, New Windsor, [New York]. (1 page)    [Note: Inclosed in Clinton to Germain, June 9, [1781], from the Henry Clinton papers ]
Washington desires that Smith "return to this Army" or "proceed to the Southward, should your inclinations bid you to prefer that Service to this." Partially in Washington’s hand; with copy.
 
  1781 May 31 . George Washington ALS to John Parke Custis; New Windsor, [New York]. (2 pages)    [Note: Inclosed in Clinton to Germain, June 9, [1781], from the Henry Clinton papers ]
Mrs. Washington is in poor health. Washington asks Custis to visit her. Discusses military matters, has not heard from the the detachment that left New York and whether it was bound for Virginia, Cape Fear, or elsewhere. Intercepted; with copy.
 
  1781 May 31 . George Washington LS to Marquis de Lafayette; Headquarters, New Windsor, [New York]. (2 pages)    [Note: Inclosed in Clinton to Germain, June 9, [1781], from the Henry Clinton papers ]
“Public letter” Commends Lafayette on his actions and praises him most for his refusal to conduct correspondence with [Benedict] Arnold. Discusses army movements, confirms that 1500 to 2000 men embarked from New York and should be expected near Chesapeake or further South.
 
  1781 May 31 . George Washington ALS to Marquis de Lafayette; New Windsor, [New York]. (3 pages)    [Note: Inclosed in Clinton to Germain, June 9, [1781], from the Henry Clinton papers ]
Regarding military matters. Met with the Count de Rochambeau and discussed possible attempt on New York rather than Southward because “we had not the command of the water.” Private, with a copy.
 
  1781 May 31 . George Washington ALS to Lund Washington; New Windsor, [New York]. (2 pages)    [Note: Inclosed in Clinton to Germain, June 9, [1781], from the Henry Clinton papers ]
Regarding military matters, specifically that he has yet to fully accept that “the enemy are about to quit New York altogether” but that should they do so, it would signify that the British expect the war to be nearing its conclusion and that they are trying to quickly gain a firm grasp of the South. Sends his regards for a sick family member.
 
  1781 June 21 . George Washington ALS to Mrs. Mortier; Headquarters [unspecified location]. (1 page)
“General Washington presents his compliments to Mrs. Mortier and thanks her for her very polite attention to Mrs. Washington, who has so perfectly recovered as to be able to set out for Virginia in a day or two.” In Washington’s hand.
 
  1781 June 25 . George Washington LS to George Clinton; Headquarters, New Windsor, [New York]. (1 page)
Washington asks Clinton for additional militia (1800 men) for a proposed attempt to take New York and regrets that he cannot recall regulars from the frontier to assist. Requests that the legislature gives him the power to raise these forces if he doesn't already have the power to do so.
 
  1781 September 7 . George Washington LS to David Forman; Headquarters, Head of Elk, [Maryland]. (2 pages)
In hand of William S. Smith. Regarding the arrival of Count de Grasse in the Chesapeake; landing of 3000 men to join Lafayette to block Cornwallis’ retreat to the Carolinas. He is marching with American troops and a French army led by Rochambeau to reduce Cornwallis's force, currently stationed in the Virginian towns of York and Gloster. Inquires about the status of Admiral Hood's fleet.
 
  1781 December 15 . George Washington LS to Nathanael Greene; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]. (4 pages)    [Note: From the Nathanael Greene papers ]
Regarding evacuation of North Carolina, promotion of Colonel Williams, no British reinforcements have been sent from New York to Charleston, expressed disapproval of American retaliation upon British troops and property.
 
  1781 December 19 . George Washington LS to Nathanael Greene; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]. (2 pages)    [Note: From the Nathanael Greene papers ]
Requests that Greene “furnish the Executives” of several states with information about their men and send Washington duplicates of the information. In Tench Tilghman’s hand.
 
  1781 December 31 . George Washington LS to Nathanael Greene; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]. (1 page)    [Note: From the Nathanael Greene papers ]
Regarding an embarkation at New York of “three Brithish Regiments and a detachment of Hessian Granadiers.” Indorsed by William Pierce.
 
  1782 January 26 . George Washington LS to Nathanael Greene; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]. (2 pages)    [Note: From the Nathanael Greene papers ]
Corrects information from previous letter (31-12-1781): British Regiments did not sail and “the foreign Troops were from five to seven hundred.” Anxiously expecting news from Europe, as no definitive plans for the next campaign can be made until then. Speculates on movements of enemy, possibly around Charleston.
 
  1782 July 9 . George Washington LS to Nathanael Greene; Headquarters, Newburgh, [New York]. (8 pages)    [Note: From the Nathanael Greene papers ]
Partially in code 1782 August 6 George Washington LS to Nathanael Greene; Headquarters, Newburgh, [New York]. 6 pages. Regarding negotiations in Europe, speculates on the feeling within the British court, hope of a general peace, remarks on reading a speech made by Gen. Conway published in a New York newspaper in which he proposed American independence under certain conditions, which Washington finds dissatisfactory. Included is extract of Carleton and Digby to Washington,-08-2, 1782.
 
  1782 August 6 . George Washington LS to Nathanael Greene; Headquarters, Newburgh, [New York]. (6 pages)    [Note: From the Nathanael Greene papers ]
Regarding negotiations in Europe, speculates on the feeling within the British court, hope of a general peace, remarks on reading a speech made by Gen. Conway published in a New York newspaper in which he proposed American independence under certain conditions, which Washington finds dissatisfactory. Included is extract of Carleton and Digby to Washington,-08-2, 1782.
 
  1782 September 23 . George Washington LS to Major Generals William Heath and Henry Knox; Headquarters, Verplanck's Point, [New York]. (4 pages)
Regarding Washington's nomination of William Heath and Henry Knox as his commissioners to deal with the British in the exchange of prisoners.
 
  1782 October 18 . George Washington LS to Nathanael Greene; Headquarters, Verplanck's Point, [New York]. (4 pages)    [Note: From the Nathanael Greene papers ]
Regarding military matters. Mentions misfortune of the death of Colonel [Saurens], the season's campaign is coming to a close with any significant action. British intentions in New York remain unclear as their ships are still in the Harbor. Indorsed by William Pierce.
 
  1783 June 7 . George Washington Printed DS to James Lewis. (1 page)    [Note: From the Lewis Cass papers ]
Discharge paper for James Lewis. Filled in and signed by James Bradford. Also signed by Johnathan Trumbull.
 
  1783 June 10 . [George Washington] (facsimile signature) DS to Ezekiel Butler. (2 pages)
"A Copy of Ezekiel Butler’s original discharge as a Soldier of the Revolution."
 
  1783 August 6 . George Washington ALS to James McHenry; Newburgh, [New York]. (3 pages)
Upon returning from a long tour Washington discusses a resolution of Congress calling him to Princeton, which might relate to the possible establishment of peace.
 
  1783 October 24 . George Washington LS to Lachlan McIntosh; Rocky Hill, Savannah, [Georgia]. (2 pages)
Washington inquires about the establishment of the “Society of the Cincinnati” in McIntosh’s state [Georgia]. Washington has been elected the Society’s president. With McIntosh’s reply in which he states that Washington has accepted the appointment.
 
  1784 December 28 . George Washington; Horatio Gates ALS to Virginia General Assembly; Annapolis, [Maryland]. (2 pages)
Draft in Washington’s hand of the report of their meeting with the Maryland commissioners.
 
  1786 April 24 . George Washington ALS to George Augustine Washington; Stafford Court, [Virginia]. (1 page)
Regarding farming and agriculture.
 
  1787 November 30 . George Washington ALS to David Stuart; Mount Vernon, [Virginia]. (2 pages)
Regarding controversy over states' rights and sovereignty before the ratification of the Constitution.
 
  1788 December 8 . George Washington Cy to Mrs. John Welsh; Mount Vernon, [Virginia]. (1 page)
Concerning the land claim of Mrs. John Welsh, a widow.
 
  1788 December 8 . George Washington Cy to ; Mount Vernon, [Virginia]. (1 page)
Certificate of George Hurlbut's service, including a description of his death, with Cy of Washington to Mrs. John Welsh.
 
  1789 July 29 . George Washington ALS to Sir Edward Newenham; New York, [New York]. (2 pages)
"The immediate object of this letter is to introduce to your acquaintance & civilities Mrs. Montgomery."
 
  1789 October 3 . George Washington LS to George Walton. (1 page)
Washington transmits to Walton a number of acts including “An act to establish the judicial courts of the United States," "An Act for the temporary establishment of the Post Office," and "An Act for allowing a Compensation to the President and Vice-President of the United States."
 
  1790 March . George Washington DS (ms. copy). [Lancaster, Virginia]. (2 pages)
List of mares purchased for George Washington.
 
  1792 July 20 . George Washington ADfS to John Lewis; Mount Vernon, [Virginia]. (2 pages)
Regarding Washington’s moiety of money in payment of money for sale of land to John Cowper.
 
  1792 October 20 . George Washington ADfS to William Davies Shipley, Bishop of St. Asaph; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]. (1 page)
Thanks Shipley for his flattering letter and the works of Shipley’s late father.
 
  1793 January 5 . Document. (1 page)
"The President of the United States requests the pleasure of the company of the Speaker and members of the Senate of the State of Pennsylvania to dine with him…"
 
  1793 March 19 . George Washington Document to Jonathan Cass; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania] (1 page)    [Note: Located in Oversize Manuscripts]
Washington appointing Jonathan Cass a "Major in the Third Sub Region."
 
  1793 August 18 . George Washington ALS to Howell Lewis; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]. (8 pages)
Letter to his nephew Howell discussing Washington’s plans and directions for the care of Mount Vernon.
 
  1795 June 13 . George Washington and Randolph, Edmund DS to Richard Dickinson; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]. (1 page)    [Note: Located in Oversize Manuscripts]
Appointment as Inspector of the Revenue for the Port of Saybrook, [Connecticut].
 
  1796 November 29 . George Washington Manuscript Speech to Wiandots, et al.; Philadelphia, [Pennsylvania]. (3 pages)    [Note: From the Lewis Cass papers]
Speech to Native American tribes about the buying of their land and their promise to not sell to anyone but the United States according to their treaty. Promises to give back any lands stolen by white settlers and addresses illegal acts done by both white settlers and Native Americans.
 
  1798 August 12 . George Washington ALS to Bushrod Washington; Mount Vernon, [Virginia]. (3 pages)
Letter about a possible forgery with the signature Jn. Langhore and Washington’s hope of exposing the forger.
 
  1799 September 22 . George Washington ALS to William Augustine Washington; Mount Vernon, [Virginia]. (1 page)
Disappointed that William will not be visiting when he expected. Inquires about possible crops of wheat for sale. "P.S. I received last night, an acct. of the death of my Brother in Berkeley."
 
  [1830?] . Fenner, Sears & Co.; Engraving. (1 page)
From a painting by Gilbert Stuart.
 
  Undated . [George Washington]. Postal cover. (1 page)
Postal cover in George Washington’s handwriting addressed to "Col. Fitzgerald, Alexandria."
 
  Undated . Manuscript invitation. (1 page)
Washington invites Col. Carvel Hall to dine with him. Not written by Washington.
 
  Undated . Blank paper. (1 page)
A large piece of George Washington’s paper; blank, with his watermark.