Lawrence Lewis ( 1767-1839) was the son of Fielding Lewis ( 1725-1781) and his second
wife, Betty Washington Lewis (sister of GW - 1733-1797). This nephew of GW married Eleanor Parke Custis, granddaughter of MW and "adopted daughter" of the Washingtons.
They were married February 22, 1799 at Mount Vernon. At the time of this letter they were
still residing at Mount Vernon.
Dr. David Stuart ( 1753- c. 1814) married Eleanor Calvert Custis, widow of John Parke
Custis, in 1783. He was the son of Rev. William Stuart of St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County. Stuart was a graduate of William and Mary; in medicine, from the University of Edinburgh.
He was a member of the Virginia Assembly, the Virginia ratifying convention, and one of
the first commissioners for the District of Columbia. 4 Diaries72.
Robert Lewis ( 1769-1829), son of Fielding Lewis and his wife Betty Washiington Lewis.
See supra. MW did not leave Mount Vernon for New York until May, 1789. Robert was
instructed by his uncle to accompany her to New York. For a detailed account of this
interesting journey by Robert, see "A Journey from Fredericksburg Virginia to New York,"
in the Mount Vernon archives. He remained in New York as secretary to the President until 1791. He acted as agent for the management of GW's western lands and continued in that
capacity after GW's death.
To Martha Washington Dandridge
My dear Patty
1 Mount Vernon, February 12th 1801
I send this letter for you to your Brother Julious
2 by Mr David
Randolph3 as a safe convenience. I wished it to get to your hands soon
- in it I send three Hundred dollars one hundred dollars to your sister
4 one hundred dollars to Fanny
5 and one hundred dollars for
yourself - in six fifty dollar bills - it is the entrest of Mr L Lewis6 Bond that
I gave to you and them I thank you my dear patty for your affectionate
letter I have been and am at this time very much indisposed Nelly has been
very unwell and Washington ill
7 thank god he is getting better Fanny
went to the city with Mrs Law8 soon after Christmas and has not returned
yet - it will always give me pleasure to see you or either of your sisters
here - I have often lemented the great distance I am from you
My love and good wishes to your mother sisters & Brother
believe me your ever affectionate
Martha Washington Dandridge, daughter of MW's brother Bartholomew Dandridge
and his wife, Mary Burbidge. She married Dr. William Halyburton, a native of Haddington, Scotland.
Julius Burbidge Dandridge, son of Bartholomew and Mary Dandridge, d. unmarried.
He was cashier of the United States Bank, Richmond.
David Randolph ( 1760-1830), was a captain of dragoons in the Revolution. GW
appointed him United States Marshall for Virginia. He was the son of Richard Randolph of
"Curles" and his wife, Anne Meade Randolph. He married Mary Randolph of "Tuckahoe."
Henderson, Washington's Southern Tour, p. 59. Boston, 1923.
Mary Dandridge, m. John Willison.
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
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: 396.
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