1791 and was wounded twice. Resigning his secretaryship of the Northwest Territory in 1798, he became the first governor of the Mississippi Territory. His ardent federalism and
conscientious administration led to frequent criticism by the frontier republican faction.
Jefferson refused to appoint him in 1801 and he returned to his plantation near Natchez.
Sargent was a member of the American Philosophical Society and other learned societies
because of his interest in scientific subjects.
Mary Mc Intosh Williams Sargent, second wife of Winthrop Sargent.
Draft in the handwriting of Tobias Lear.
To Edward Stabler
Mount Vernon, April 22nd - 1802
Mrs. Washington desires Mr. Stabler1 will send by the bearer, a quart
bottle of the best Castor Oil and bill for it.-
(Address) Mr. Stabler Alexandria
AN, Alexandria Landmarks Society. Original has disappeared.
Edward Stabler, a young Quaker from Petersburg. He opened a pharmacy at Fairfax
and King Streets in 1792. The pharmacy is now a museum and is operation by the Alexandria
Written for MW by an unidentified person.
To Elizabeth Willing Powel
Dear Madam (n.d., Philadelphia)
I am much obliged to you for your kind enquiries - I am today much
better - I have had a very violent cough which has prevented my taking
rest - I hope and trust the cold is now better - and that I shall in a few days
be able to see my friends
I am truly sorry to hear that you are unwell - colds are so general
at this season of the year - Doctor Jones1 tells me that a great many are
complaining in this town
The President joins me in good wishes that you may speedyly get
well of the Head ack
believe me Dr Madam most
affectionate Friend & M
Washington January 17
Dr. John Jones ( 1729-1791), a native of Wales, received his medical degree at the University of Rheims, and praticed medicine and surgery in Philadelphia. In 1775 he
published a treatise on wounds and fractures. During the Revolution he served as a surgeon
for the American army. He taught surgery and obstetrics in Philadelphia and was a member
of the Philadelphia Agricultural Society. Jones was the personal physician of Benjamin
Franklin and an occasional one to GW. Dr. Jones was sent for, from Philadelphia, as a
consultant during GW's near fatal illness of May, 1790.