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Copy of Peleg Wadsworth letter to Martha Washington, 1800

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Peleg Wadsworth wrote this letter to Martha Washington March 26, 1800, enclosing the letter from his daughter, Elizabeth, who wished for a relic from George Washington, either a sample of handwriting or a lock of George Washington's hair.

This is one of a series of letters written between Elizabeth Wadsworth, Peleg Wadsworth, and Tobias Lear, Martha Washington's secretary, about the lock of George Washington's hair.

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  • Title: Copy of Peleg Wadsworth letter to Martha Washington, 1800
  • Creator: Wadsworth, Peleg
  • Creation Date: 1800-03-26
  • Subject Date: 1800-03-26
  • Town: Mount Vernon, Philadelphia, Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME, PA, VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. S-1247 MS-00-448 v.1 misc. box 5/5/
  • Object Type: Text

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