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George Washington
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("GO: WASHINGTON"), WITH SEPARATE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED IN THE HAND OF ELIZA PARKE CUSTIS, PRESENTING GIDEON SNOW WITH A SWATCH OF VELVET WORN BY WASHINGTON
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George Washington
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("GO: WASHINGTON"), WITH SEPARATE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED IN THE HAND OF ELIZA PARKE CUSTIS, PRESENTING GIDEON SNOW WITH A SWATCH OF VELVET WORN BY WASHINGTON
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Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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George Washington
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED ("GO: WASHINGTON"), WITH SEPARATE AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED IN THE HAND OF ELIZA PARKE CUSTIS, PRESENTING GIDEON SNOW WITH A SWATCH OF VELVET WORN BY WASHINGTON
One page (7 3/8 x 3 in.; 190 x 75 mm), 10 September 1785; some toning, minor staining along lower margin. [With]: One page (7 3/4 x 9 3/4 in.; 195 x 248 mm) autograph letter signed ("Eliza Parke Custis"), Boston, 10 October 1828, to Gideon Snow, with a fragment of velvet worn by Washington; some toning and staining. Framed together. Not examined out of frame.
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Eliza Parke Custis (accompanying letter) — Goodspeed's Book Shop (label to verso)

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"...The bearer calls upon you for the cloth laid by, for my use, by Mr. Lund Washington..."

In the present note executed by Washington, he calls for his distant cousin and Mount Vernon steward, Lund Washington, to collect a measure of cloth that the former has had set by. In the accompanying letter, Elizabeth (Eliza) Parke Custis Law—eldest granddaughter of Martha Washington, and step-grandchild of George Washington—writes to her friend and former Mount Vernon tutor, Gideon Snow, presenting him with a trimming of velvet "worn by General Washington." 

Eliza Parke Custis married Thomas Law, the youngest son of the late bishop of Carlisle, and an experienced administrator with the East India Company. During her lifetime, Eliza became a social leader in the District of Columbia, and worked to preserve the Washington family heritage. 

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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