Two Masonic bodies claim ownership of this apron: 1 - In 1829 the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania received from the "George Washington Benevolent Society” an apron it claimed was given to them by one of Washington’s “Legatees” in 1816. The apron is commonly believed to be embroidered by Madam Lafayette. 2 - Mt. Nebo Lodge № 91 of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, claims to have received Washington’s apron from Thomas Hammond. He is listed in Washington’s estate sale as the purchaser of an apron for $6. Hammond was the husband of Washington’s niece, Mildred, and together they lived near Shepherdstown. It is believed he donated the apron to Mt. Nebo soon after it was chartered in 1815. It is further believed Lafayette delivered the apron to Washington as a gift from the Grand Lodge of France.