Worthy Partner: The Papers of Martha Washington

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7.
Burwell Bassett, Jr. ( 1764-1841), son of Burwell Bassett of Eltham ( 1734-1793) and Anna Maria Dandridge Bassett ( 1739-1777), a younger sister of MW. Diaries, 5:158.
8.
Dr. David Stuart ( 1753-c. 1814), the second husband of Eleanor Calvert Custis Stuart. He was executor of the estate of her first husband, John Parke Custis, following the death of Bartholomew Dandridge, Sr. Diaires, 5:291.
9.
Martha Washington Dandridge, daughter of Bartholomew Dandridge, Sr. Diaries, 6:362. She married Dr. William Halyburton of Haddington, England. Diaires, 6:362; SW (1) 36.
10.
He likely refers to a painting of his grandfather, John Dandridge, Sr. V, 3:8.
11.
Anne, daughter of Bartholomew Dandridge, Sr., and his first wife, Elizabeth Macon. She married William Dandridge Claiborne. 14 W (1) 265-7; 6 W (1) 251; 12 W (1) 126-7; V 25:434.
12.
Julius Dandridge, son of Bartholomew Dandridge, Sr. See supra, n. 3.
13.
A Benjamin, Elisha, Thomas, and John Alexander all had taxable lands in Kew Kent County in 1782. Harris, 1:553.
14.
Bartholomew Dandridge, Jr. (d. 1802), brother of John Dandridge, Jr. He was secretary to GW during the presidency, secretary to the legation at the Court of St. James, and consul to San Domingo. He died there, unmarried, in 1802. Diaries, 6:236.
15.
Because of a plethora of William Dandridges, he has not been identified.
16.
Elizabeth Dandridge Henley ( 1749-1799), youngest sister of MW. At this time she was pregnant with her eighth child, Bartholomew Henley, born March 14, 1788. She later had two additional children. At this time her husband, Leonard Henley, was overseer at White House, New Kent County. Aylett-Henley Family Bible Photostat 21245, VSL.
17.
This must be Mrs. Julius King Burbidge (Lucy), mother of Mary Burbidge Dandridge, since his paternal grandmother, Frances Jones Dandridge, died in 1785. 6 W (1) 251.
18.
John Dandridge (d. 1799), the eldest son of Bartholomew Dandridge, Sr., practiced law in New Kent County. His wife was Rebecca Jones Minges. Diaires, 5:101.
19.
The docketing is in the handwriting of GW. See GW to Burwell Bassett, Jr., Febraury 3, 1788. Writings, 29:398.

To Fanny Bassett Washington

My Dear Fanny Mount Vernon February 25th 1788

I was very happy to hear by the Major 1 that you arrived at Eltham without accident and that he left you very well with your friends. I hope you have continued to be so since he came away - as you know that Business is the cause of his leving you. I trust that you will endeavor to reconcile your self to his absence, as you are very sencible that if he does not attend to his affairs he will get nothing done & if his people does not make bread how will he be able to pay the taxes if nothing else is wanting he is very well and we all think he is growing fatt - we have not a single article of news but pollitick which I do not conscern myself about - I wish you could see the papers that comes hear every week as you are fond of reading them - I wrote a long letter to you before the arrival of the Major hear - indeed I was sorry to hear by him that it had not come to your hands- as I think I had written it long enough for it to have got to you before he come away -

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