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Washington, George (1732-1799) to [Sally Fairfax] re: requesting herbal remedies and recipes

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07663 Author/Creator: Washington, George (1732-1799) Place Written: Mount Vernon Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 November 1757 Pagination: 2 p. ; 22.9 x 18.9 cm.

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Background Information: Signer of the U.S. Constitution.

People: Washington, George, 1732-1799

Historical Era: Colonization and Settlement, 1585-1763

Subjects: PresidentWomen's HistoryHealth and Medical

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