Revolutionary War Letter George Washington to Martha (Rare Collectible)

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  • Item Category: Books, Paper & Magazines
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 21, 2015
  • Channel: Auction House

Letter, George Washington to Martha Washington, June 18, 1775. Discovered tucked away in a desk drawer by one of Martha Washington’s granddaughters, this letter is one of two surviving letters written by George Washington to his wife just after he had accepted the Generalship of the Continental Army in June of 1775. Here, George carefully details his reasons for accepting the commission despite his stated desire to remain at Mount Vernon with Martha.

The letter is an important statement of the sort of public virtue expected of an enlightened gentleman during the Revolutionary era.

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