1788.024: Will of Mary Washington.

Published: 1788

Full Title: The will of Mary Washington, as registered in the Clerk’s Office at Fredericksburg, Virginia . . . 20th day of May, 1788 . . . Jno. Mercer, Joseph Walker

Author: Executors of Mary Washington.

Place Issued: Fredericksburg

Issuing Press: Timothy Green

Description: 1 sheet [1 pg.]; 33 cm. x 22 cm. (broadside).


Mary Ball Washington, mother of the president, drafted her will in Fredericksburg in May 1788, but did not die until August 1789; thus, imprint should be recorded as a 1789 title, being printed after her death, but the sole surviving copy seen by Hummel is now lost, so an actual date of publication, possibly 1790, cannot be determined; hence the conformance here to his dating. Sheet lacks colophon; both content and subscribers indicate that this broadside was issued in Fredericksburg; at this time the only printer operating in that port-town was Timothy Green, so the attribution here.

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