George Washington Papers

To George Washington from William Crawford, 13 October 1769

From William Crawford

Old town [Md.] Octor 13th 17⟨69⟩


They Sirwayrs is to be [here] to serway your Land soon and will want there cash which I have not for them.

You may send it by Mr Harrison seald up in a Letter to me half Joes or Pensilvania mony will sute best for them.

I beleve no Person interfares with you—I shall have the hole Runout before the Sirwayr coms on the spot I have bin unwell or I would have had it don befor now I shall have that Land Entred and Sirvayd and shall Joyn another Sirway to it if I can that you had of my Brother as Mr Harrison will be up before I shall have it don you give me your sentements on it. I beleve I can make about 700 Acres there or may be more As to news I shall Refarr you to Mr Harrison.1 I am Sir your most Huml. Sarvat

W. Crawford


1For Crawford’s activities as GW’s land agent in Pennsylvania, in the years from 1767 to 1770, see especially GW to Crawford, 17 Sept. 1767, and notes. GW sent Crawford on 13 Nov., by his brother Valentine Crawford, £15.17.6, or “2½ dbleloons 2 half Joes & a 10/ Bill” (Cash Accounts, November 1769). Crawford was referring to the tract later called Washington’s Bottom (see GW to Crawford, 17 Sept. 1767, n.2).

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