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George Washington's Hair

Elizabeth Wadsworth, Portland, 1801

Elizabeth Wadsworth, Portland, 1801

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Maine Historical Society

One month later on January 19, 1800 Elizabeth "Eliza" Wadsworth of Portland, wrote to her father, Peleg Wadsworh, a Congressman in Philadelphia, "Papa I will tell you what I want-more than anything I think of at present - it is a scrap of General Washington's hand writing...perhaps his name...I should value it very highly."

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