George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Robert Cary & Company, 5 November 1760

To Robert Cary & Company

Williamsburg 5th Novr 1760


I am apprehensive, that by some mistake or other, my Letter of the 24th Ulto and the Duplicate were put on Board the same Ship; I therefore send other Copies under this Cover.

My Friend and Acquaintance Mr Bartholamew Dandridge having purchasd an Entaild Estate in Lands of one Charles Lewis procurd an Act of General Assembly for Docking the said Entail (other Lands of equal value being settled in lieu thereof) but till such time as the Royal assent is obtaind he cannot enter into quiet possession of the Freehold1—He has therefore requested me, to ask the favour of you, to sollicit the Affair for him, which I accordingly do, not conceiving that any difficulty or trouble can arise thereupon, all parties here, being perfectly satisfied. The shortness of my corrispondance with you will not Authorise such liberties, but I hope you will excuse it in the present case. Mr Dandridge will send you a Bill to defray the Charges.

Please to give my Acct Credit for the Inclosd Bill when Receivd.2 I am Gentn Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt

Go: Washington

LB, in GW’s hand, DLC:GW.

1The entailed tract of 1,300 acres, called Chemokins, or Port Holy, was in St. Peter’s Parish, New Kent County; the land that Charles Lewis (1696–1779) of the Byrd, Goochland County, was securing in exchange for it was a tract of 1,850 acres on the Tye River in Albemarle, now in Nelson, County (7 Hening description begins William Waller Hening, ed. The Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia, from the First Session of the Legislature, in the Year 1619. 13 vols. 1819–23. Reprint. Charlottesville, Va., 1969. description ends 377–79).

2GW enclosed Col. Philip Johnson’s draft for £102 on Concannon & Jordan of London, which was returned protested in July 1761 (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 67). See Joseph Valentine to GW, 27 May 1760, n.3. For another of Johnson’s disputed bills, see GW to Farell & Jones, 5 November.

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