Copies of Letters Regarding Washington's Body

Copies of Letters Regarding Washington's Body

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Copies of the announcement by President John Adams that he was requesting George Washington's body from his widow, Martha, to be entombed beneath the Capitol, and Martha's reply.
Though Martha felt it her duty to allow Washington to be buried in the capitol, she was very grieved by the idea. It never came to pass, and Washington's remains are still at Mount Vernon, his home estate, today.
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1800 01 08
associated person
Adams, John
Washington, Martha
overall: 12 in x 8 in; 30.48 cm x 20.32 cm
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Americana Mail Auction
National Symbols
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Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
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National Museum of American History
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