From Henry McCabe
Alexandria March 31st 1775
Having Purchac’d a Farm Adjoining the Town of Leesburg, am in want of Some money to Assist in Purchaceing Horses, Implements of Husbandry &c. if you can Supply me with one hundred & fifty pounds, I will give you Security on the land; or on the Stone house in that Town; Or if you would rather Choose to be secured in this County will give you A Mortgage on my Houses in this place. Your Answer to Mr James Kirk will highly oblige me. I am with Difference & Regard, Truly Sir Your Most hble Servt
Henry McCabe (d. 1780) was an Alexandria merchant. He owned not only a lot and houses in Alexandria but also land near Leesburg and near Catoctin Creek and lots in Leesburg (10 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 488).