George Washington to Francis Dandridge, 20 Sept. 1765

Letter from George Washington to Francis Dandridge, Martha Washington’s uncle, about the challenges faced by the colonists due to the increased financial demands of the British crown.  This letter is part of a series; more information can be found on the “The Road to Revolution” page. Please also see related […]

George Washington to Bryan Fairfax, 4 July 1774

George Washington corresponds with Bryan Fairfax and explains his feelings about the Intolerable Acts, while recognizing that Fairfax does not agree with Washington’s sentiments of opposition.   This letter is part of a series; more information can be found on the “The Road to Revolution” page. Please also see related documents […]

George Washington to Bryan Fairfax, 20 July 1774

George Washington corresponds with Bryan Fairfax about their differing views of the Intolerable Acts and the other recent actions of the crown. Washington passionately expresses his sentiments.   This letter is part of a series; more information can be found on the “The Road to Revolution” page. Please also see related documents […]

George Washington to Bryan Fairfax, 24 Aug. 1774

George Washington corresponds with Bryan Fairfax and explains his reasons for opposing the acts of the British Parliament, while recognizing that Fairfax does not agree with Washington’s sentiments of opposition.   This letter is part of a series; more information can be found on the “The Road to Revolution” page. Please […]

George Washington to Robert Cary & Company, 21 July 1766

Washington sends an invoice of goods and expresses enthusiasm in the repeal of the Stamp Act.   This letter is part of a series; more information can be found on the “The Road to Revolution” page. Please also see related documents below. Original manuscript images of Washington’s letter to Robert Cary […]

George Washington to Robert Cary & Company, 20 Sept. 1765

Washington complains of the lowered value of tobacco and other impositions of purchasing goods that he has encountered in result of the Stamp Act.   This letter is part of a series; more information can be found on the “The Road to Revolution” page. Please also see related documents below. Original […]

George Washington to George William Fairfax, 31 May 1775

Washington corresponds to Fairfax regarding payments and account transactions, as well as engagement between British soldiers and Massachusetts colonial forces.   This letter is part of a series; more information can be found on the “The Road to Revolution” page. Please also see related documents below. Original manuscript images of Washington’s […]

George Washington to Capel & Osgood Hansbury, 25 July 1767

George Washington corresponds about some of his economic ventures and also gives insight to his feelings about the Stamp Act.   This letter is part of a series; more information can be found on the “The Road to Revolution” page. Please also see related documents below.

George Washington to Robert McKenzie, 9 Oct. 1774

Washington wrote this letter in response to McKenzie’s letter of 13 Sept. 1774, in which McKenzie denounced Boston’s actions. Washington replies by voicing his strong opinion of the state of the colonies, especially Massachusetts, and the strict laws and abuses imposed by British Parliament.   This letter is part of a […]