Worthy Partner: The Papers of Martha Washington

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To Lund Washington

October the 23d 1776


Please to give to Milly Posey, the sum of five pounds Virginia money

I am your most Hble Sert
Martha Washington

To Mr Lund Washington1
Recd. the above sum
Amelia Posey

ALS Location unknown. From a facsimile in Thomas Birch Sons catalogue, No. 663, item 139.

Lund Washington ( 1732-1796) was a great grandson of Lawrence Washington. Lawrence's brother, John, was the great grandfather of the General. Lund Washington was manager of Mount Vernon during the General's absence during the Revolution and for several years thereafter.

To Joseph Reed

Morristown Ju(ne)

Sir 1

The very polite and obliging invitation to lodge with you, contained in your favor of the 12th inst - came to my hands yesterday - I beg you to be perswaded sir that I should accept it with much pleasure did I not conceive myself under an engagement to Mr Petit, 2 who was pleased when he was here to request me to make use of his house while I stayed in Phila which will not exceed 3 or 4 days - and for which place I shall leve this tomorrow

It gives me much plasure to hear of Mrs Reeds recovery and that she is in a (situa)tion to receive company down (missing) my greatful thanks and best wishes attend her and you (missing)

I am sir
Your most obedt and
Martha Washington

Morristown 1777
Mrs Washington to
Mr Reed.

ALS Location unknown. Formerly in the collection of the editor.

Joseph Reed ( 1741-1785) was a native of Trenton, N.J. He studied law under Richard Stockton and at the Middle Temple. Reed served as President of the 2nd Provincial Congress in Philadelphia. He was an intimate friend of General Washington, served as his military secretary and adjutant. He was present at the battles of Brandywine, Germantown, and


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