Letter to James McHenry

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dc.contributor.author Washington, George, 1732-1799 en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Mount Vernon, Virginia en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-16T15:46:00Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-16T15:46:00Z
dc.date.created November 11, 1786 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009-02-16T15:46:00Z
dc.identifier.other GL0023_001 en_US
dc.identifier.other GL0023_002 en_US
dc.identifier.other GL0023_003 en_US
dc.identifier.other GL0023_004 en_US
dc.identifier.other GL0023 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2374.OX/62420
dc.description Letter, dated November 11, 1786, describes Washington's scheme to return a runaway slave to his master, William Drayton of Charleston, S.C. After visiting Mount Vernon with his master, the slave escaped and returned to Washington's home. Washington writes that "[t]he fellow pretends a willingness to return to his master, but I think it would be unsafe to trust to this, especially as he has discovered a great inclination to get back to Philadelphia..." Washington notes that he has sent the slave to Baltimore "under the impression of assisting in bringing the Jack and mules home but the real design... is to have him shipped for Charleston..." en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Gilder Lehrman Collection en_US
dc.rights Gilder Lehrman Collection en_US
dc.rights.uri http://www.freedomcenter.org/about-us/contact-us/ en_US
dc.subject Washington, George, 1732-1799 -- Correspondence en_US
dc.subject Fugitive slaves en_US
dc.subject McHenry, James, 1753-1816. en_US
dc.title Letter to James McHenry en_US
dc.type Autograph letter signed en_US
dc.publisher.digital National Underground Railroad Freedom Center en_US
dc.contributor.repository Gilder Lehrman Collection at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center en_US
dc.repository.place Cincinnati, Ohio en_US
dc.rights.permissions World en_US

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