George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Thomas Hanson Marshall, 17 September 1770

From Thomas Hanson Marshall

Maryland the 17th Sepr 1770


The Tenant’s on Mr Alexanders Land (on this side) Are Desirous of knowing what Part of the Lands will be Left, after Laying of the Quantety we are makeing an Exchange for;1 As you have all the Lands collected in one Plat (If I mistake not) that is in Dogue Neck; If you will be kind Enuf to Let me know the Quantety of Land I hould (In slipes) on the South side of the Mane Roa⟨d⟩ that Leeds from the head of Dogue Creek (That is, from the ⟨mutilated⟩ Landing Place) to the Gum Spring which Immagin you can Nearly do by your Plat, I can then satisfy the Tenants heare, by Strikeing and Sighting the Line, agreable to the Forme, have sighted in a Ruff Draft of Mr Alexanders Land, sent you.2 I am yr Verry Hble servt

Tho. Han. Marshall


1For the proposed exchange of Robert Alexander’s land in Maryland for Marshall’s land on Mount Vernon neck, see Marshall to GW, 18 June 1769, and note.

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