Autograph letter signed : La Grange, to Nelly Custis Lewis, 1826 Jan. 1.
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Born Eleanor Parke Custis, daughter of John Parke Custis, Martha Washington's son by her first marriage. Raised by George and Martha Washington; married George's nephew Lawrence Lewis. From the description of ALS, 12 Jan. 1800, Mount Vernon, to Mary Stead Pinckney. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122610706 Martha Washington's granddaughter who was also the adopted granddaughter of George Washington. From the description of Papers : of Eleano...
Charles Nicoll Bancker was a merchant and financier. From the guide to the Charles Nicoll Bancker family papers, 1733-1894, 1733-1894, (American Philosophical Society) The Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was a French patriot who enlisted in the Continental Army with the rank of Major-General. He was second-in-command to General Washington. He also participated in the French Revolution until 1790 when he was forced out of the country under the rule of the Jacobi...