Mamma, Susie, and I all send love to you and Mary.
This letter from your loving sister, Mary Ball.
Mary Ball married Augustine Washington in 1730.
Their first child was George Washington, who, when seventeen years of age, wrote the following memorandum in his mother's Bible: George Washington, son to Augustine and Mary, his wife, was born the eleventh day of February, 1731-32, about ten in the morning, and was baptized the 3d of April following.
Mr. Beverley Whiting and Capt. Christopher Brooks, god-fathers, and Mrs. Mildred Gregory, god-mother.
Early in April, 1743, Augustine Wash-
Mary Washington (from an old print). ington rode several hours in a cold rainstorm, became chilled, and died of fever on the 12th of the month, aged forty-nine years, leaving an ample estate for his widow and children; and directing that the proceeds of all the property of Mrs. Washington's children should be at her disposal until they had attained their majority.
Mrs. Washington managed