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The Washington Collection: Response to John Adams

The Washington Collection: Response to John Adams

Date of Work
December 31, 1799
Credit
Tudor Place Foundation Inc.

The Washington Collection: Response to John Adams

First Lady Martha Washington, in the hand of Tobias Lear, Washington's secretary, wrote this letter in response to one from John Adams dated December 27, 1799. In it, she accepts his and Congress' condolences for the death of President George Washington, and she gives her permission to have his remains buried in the new Capitol. Only the first page was photographed. It is part of the collection at Tudor Place. Tudor Place was the Washington, D.C., home of Thomas and Martha Custis Peter. Martha Custis Peter was First Lady Martha Washington's granddaughter.

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