To Samuel Washington
[Martin’s Plantation, Md., 14 June 1755]
To Mr Saml Washington
I receivd Your
’s of the 27th of May, and assure you that nothing is more agreeable to me than ⟨erasure⟩ hav g our Deep run Tract divided; nor nothg is more agreeable than for my Brothr Jno. to act on my behalf, whose conduct in the affair I shall abide by; so that you have nothing now to do but consult with him abt the time, and endeavour to get it done upon as cheap terms as possible.1
I am excessively hurried, therefore have not time to be particular
in informing you of the occurrances that have
or may happen; we have got thus far, and shall continue onto Fort Duquisne; where, I hope the dispute will soon be decided, and then I shall be able to give you a more particular acct. Pray make my Compts to my Sister & to Colo. Champes Family.2 I am Dr Saml yr &ca
Camp at George’s Creek 14th June 1755
P.S. I have been able to procure Townshend Washington a Commission to be assistant Comy with pay of 5/. Sterg per Day also Anthony Strother a pair of Colours in Colo. Dunbar’s Regiment.
LB (original), DLC:GW; LB, DLC:GW.
1. Samuel Washington’s letter of 27 May to GW has not been found. For a discussion of the division of the Deep Run Tract, see GW to John Augustine Washington, 14 June 1755, n.7.
2. Samuel Washington was married to Jane Champe Washington, daughter of John Champe (d. 1763) of Lamb’s Creek, King George County.