George Washington declined payment for his services as Commander in Chief and instead requested reimbursement for his expenses. During the War, Martha Washington annually ventured forth from Mount Vernon to join her husband at his winter encampment, returning to Virginia when the spring campaigns began. As they waited for final word of peace with Britain in the summer of 1783, General Washington submitted this bill to Congress for the travel expenses she incurred over the past eight years. More

Date

July 1, 1783


People


Geography

  • Written - United States

Material/Technique

Ink, laid paper


Dimensions

Overall: 12 7/8 in. x 8 1/16 in. (32.7 cm x 20.48 cm)


Credit

Purchase, 1952


Object Number

A-581


Colors


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