Memoirs of the Mother and Wife of Washington

Paperback | January 3, 2012

byMargaret Cockburn Conkling

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1850. Excerpt: ... "Camp at Cambridge, 13 October, 1776. "Dear Brother: "I am obliged to you for your advice to my wife, and for your intention of visiting her. Seeing no great prospect of returning to my family and friends this winter, I have sent an invitation to Mrs. Washington to come to me, although I fear the season is too far advanced to admit this with any tolerable degree of convenience, especially if she should, when my letters get home, be in New Kent, as I believe the case will be. I have laid before her a statement of the difficulties, however, which must attend the journey, and left it to her own choice."* There is no reference in this Letter to any apprehension, on the part of her husband, of danger to Mrs. Washington, should she remain at Mount Vernon, but fears for her safety were entertained by many of her friends, as we learn from the subjoined extract from Sparks' "Writings Op Washington :"-- "As the General could not leave the army, he had requested Mrs. Washington to pass the winter with him at Cambridge. It seems, that some persons thought her in danger at Mount Vernon, which stands on the bank of the Potomac River, and is accessible to armed ships of the largest size. Lund Washington had written to the General :--' Many people have made a stir about Mrs. Washington's continuing at Mount Vernon, but I cannot think there is any danger. The thought, I believe, originated in Alexandria; from thence it got to Londoun, and I am told the people of Londoun talk of sending a guard to conduct her up to Berkeley, with some of their principal men to persuade her to leave this place, and accept their offer. Mr. John Augustine Washington wrote, pressing her to leave Mount Vernon. She docs not believe herself in danger. Lord Dunmore will hardly himself venture up this river; nor do I believe ...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1850. Excerpt: ... "Camp at Cambridge, 13 October, 1776. "Dear Brother: "I am obliged to you for your advice to my wife, and for your intention of visiting her. Seeing no gr...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217731864

ISBN - 13:9780217731867

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