Royal Gift

Broad Term(s):


Royal Gift was a blooded jackass given to GW by King Charles III of Spain. He arrived at Mount Vernon in December 1785. Various individuals sent jennies and mares to be mated with Royal Gift. The jack died in South Carolina in 1796.

[Rotunda | Founders Online | Print (Presidential Series, Volume 6, page 92)]; [Rotunda | Founders Online | Print (Presidential Series, Volume 15, pages 206-8)]

  • The Papers of George Washington Digital Edition, ed. Theodore J. Crackel. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, Rotunda, 2008.

Subscribe to Royal Gift