Washington and Lee University

Letters From Mrs. Ralph Izard to Mrs. William Lee.

[Notes]

[1] Mrs. Patience Lovell Wright (1725–1785), of Bordentown, N.J., removed with her children in 1772 to London, where she became noted as a modeler in wax. She is stated to have modeled from life a bas-relief portrait bust of Washington. Her son, Joseph Wright, painted several portraits of Washington.

[2] Two members of the South Carolinia family of Blake married ladies of the Izard family, and lived in England about this time. See S.C. Hist. Mag., April, 1900.

[3] Edmund Jenings, son of Edmund Jenings, Secretary of State of Maryland, and grandson of Edmund Jenings, Governlor of Virginia. He was a warm friend of the Colonies. In 1768 he presented to the gentlemen of Westmoreland county, Va., the portrait of Chatham, by Charles Willson Peale, now in the Hall of the House of Delegates, Richmond. He was uncle to Edmund Randolph. He died unmarried in 1819.

[4] Probably David S. Franks, of Pennsylvania, Major Continental line.

[5] Probably the wife of John Montgomery, an eminent merchant of Philadelphia.

[6] French Minister to the United States 1779–83.

[7] The battle of Eutaw Springs, September 8, 1781.

[8] Colonel William Washington.

[9] A French twon noted for its hot baths.

[10] Stephen Sayre, a native of Long Island, N. Y., and a banker in London. In 1774 he was one of the sheriffs of that city, with another American, William Lee, as his colleague. During the Revolution he was in the service of the United States on the Continent. He died September 27, 1818, at “Brandon,” Middlesex county, Virginiia, the residence of his son, who had married a Miss Grymes, of that place.

[11] Greenspring, near Williamsburg.