Bishop Madison presents his best Respect to Mrs Washington, &begs her Acceptance of the Discourse herewith forwarded, as a small Testimony of the Sincerity of his Condolence. 1
March 24th 1800 Williamsburg
A Discourse, on the Death of General Washington; delivered on the 22d of February, 1800, in the Church in Williamsburg. By James Madison, D.D. Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Virginia, and President of William and Mary College. Richmond: printed by T. Nicolson. 1800. 8:25. A second edition was printed in New York and a third edition in Philadelphia.
March 26, 1800
The text and location is unknown. It probably concerns the transmission of condolences and a copy of Reverend Kemp's oration on the death of General Washington, 1 viz: A Sermon, Delivered ...in Cambridge, in Maryland; On the Twenty-second of February, 1800, Being the Day of Mourning, appointed by Congress for the Death of General George Washington ... By James Kemp, A.M. Rector of Great Choptank Parish, Easton: Printed by James Cowan 1800. 8v0,
James Kemp ( 1764-1827), a native of Scotland, came to America in 1787 and settled in Maryland where he became a tutor. He studied theology and was ordained an Episcopal priest in 1789. In August, 1790, he became rector of Great Choptank parish on the eastern shore. He served there for over twenty years. In 1814 he was consecrated suffragan bishop of Maryland and bishop in 1816. In 1815 he was named provost of the University of Maryland.
Sir, Mount Vernon, March 28, 1800
Mrs. Washington has requested me to communicate to you her acknowledgements and best thanks for the expressions of condolence contained in your letter to her of the 18h instant, and for your polite attention in forwarding the Pamphlet, 1 containing a copy of the Religious Exercises performed at the German Reformed Church, on the 22d of
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Publication information: 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: 367.