George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Edmund Pendleton, 19 December 1772

From Edmund Pendleton

December 19th 1772.

Dr Sir

I will pay you the Sum of Four hundred pounds which my Nephew Informs me he is to give you for the Land he purchased of you in Frederick.1 I am Dr Sir Yr Mo. Obedt Humble Servt

Edmd Pendleton

ALS, DLC:GW.

1In January 1772 Philip Pendleton bought in Frederick County for £400 what GW describes as “a piece of about 180 Acres of Land sold him—joining my other Land, his own Land, & the Land of the Haynes’s” (Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 22). In January 1773 Pendleton sold the land to GW’s brother Samuel for £400 (Ledger B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 36). See note 3 in GW to James Nourse, 22 Jan. 1784, for a full description of the various transfers of this property.

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