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George Washington Letter, January 7, 1773

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Author: Washington, George
Abstract: Letter dated 7 January 1773, from George Washington of Mt. Vernon to Rev. Jonathan Boucher (tutor to John Parke Custis, Washington's step-son) regarding Washington's suggestions for where Custis should attend college. It includes the following comments about William and Mary: "...I cannot think William and Mary College a desirable place to send Jack Custis to -- the in-attention of the Masters, added to the number of Hollidays is the subject of general complaint... These considerations, added to a desire of withdrawing the mind of my ward as much as possible from the objects which seem at present to have engrossed too much of his attention...I have, I think, determined to send him to the Philadelphia College, which from the best information I have been able to get...stands equally fair with any other, and being nearer is more agreeable to his mother..."
Issued Date: 1773-01-07
Subjects: College of William and Mary--18th Century
Reverend Jonathan Boucher
George Washington
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/17045
Citation: George Washington Letter to Jonathan Boucher, Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

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