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Intertwined is a story about the entangled lives of Mount Vernon’s enslaved community, the Washington Family, and the legacies of slavery at the historic plantation today. The stories we tell in the series are stories of a shared past that con…

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Primary Sources: Papers of George Washington. Founders Online, National Archives and Records Administration, https://founders.archives.gov. Minutes of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of…

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Primary Sources: George Washington’s Last Will and Testament, 9 July 1799, Founders Online, National Archives, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/06-04-02-0404-0001. Map of Mount Vernon, Plat etc. of Mr. John A. Washington&rs…

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Primary Sources: Alexandria gazette. [volume], Alexandria, D.C., November 16, 1835. Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Library of Congress. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85025007/1835-11-16/ed-1/seq-3/. “George W…

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Primary Sources: Advertisement for Runaway Slaves, 11 August 1761,” Founders Online, National Archives, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-07-02-0038. Archibald, Thomas & Davis, Aaron. “Washington&rsquo…

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Primary Sources: “George Augustine Washington to George Washington, 8–9 April 1792,” Founders Online, National Archives, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/05-10-02-0136. “George Washington’s Last Wil…

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Primary Sources: Cash Accounts, May 1768, Founders Online, National Archives, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-08-02-0059. George Washington to Lund Washington, 15 August 1778, Founders Online, National Arc…

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Primary Sources: “III-A. Schedule A: Assignment of the Widow’s Dower, c. October 1759,” Founders Online, National Archives, https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-06-02-0164-0005. “George Washington’s …

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Primary Sources: Alexandria Gazette, 22 February 1845 (Sambo Anderson’s Obiturary). Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85025007/1845-02-22/ed-1/s…

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