Frances Bassett Washington ( 1767-1796), only daughter of Burwell Bassett and Anna
Maria (Nancy) Dandridge Bassett.
This might be the Reverend and Mrs. Price Davies. He was rector of Warreneye Church,
Blissland Parish. Eltham was located close to this church.
To Arthur Lee
1 September 15th 1780
I have been honored with your polite letter of the eighth
2 and the
present of the elegant piece of china
3 for which and the flattering
sentiments accompanying it I pray you to accept the thanks and best
Your most obedient and
Dr. Arthur Lee ( 1740-1792), brother of Richard Henry, Francis Lightfoot, William, and Phillip Ludwell Lee. Together with Benjamin Franklin and Silas Deane, he served as one of
the American commissioners to the Court of Versailles.
The letter has not survived.
"The elegant piece of china" remains unidentified.
To Mrs. Elizabeth Powel
Mrs Washington present her compliments to Mrs Powel,
1 - and
sends the piece of Nett that was left in her care by Mrs Fitzhugh,
2 - Mr Lee3 has promised, to be carefull of it, and to deliver it himself, -
Mrs Washington begs the favor of Mrs Powel to present her
compliments to Mr Powel -
Mount Vernon september the 20th 1780
ALS (third person, Powel Collection) ViMtV.
Elizabeth Willing Powel, wife of Samuel Powel, mayor of Philadelphia. They were
intimate friends of the Washingtons during the war and the presidential years.
Anne Randolph Fitzhugh, wife of William Fitzhugh of "Chatham." Their daughter, Mary Lee Fitzhugh, was to marry Mrs. Washington's only grandson, George Washington
Probably Arthur Lee; see supra, September 15, 1780, n. 1.
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Book title: Worthy Partner:The Papers of Martha Washington.
Contributors: Joseph E. Fields - Compiler, Martha Washington - Author.
Publisher: Greenwood Press.
Place of publication: Westport, CT.
Publication year: 1994.
Page number: 184.
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