George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Burwell Bassett, 6 November 1775

From Burwell Bassett

Eltham 6 Novr 1775

Dear Sir

Your favour of the 17 Sepr came safe to hand,1 In consequence of which I waited on Mr Everard, he informd me that he wrote to Edmd Randolph & desire[d] him to let you know that your Business should be done, & may rest yourself assur’d that I will see it is done.2

Mr Custis is to be the Bearer of this3 I must referr you to him for all the news that is stiring here which I am afraid will not be very pleasing, Mrs Bassett and the Children join me in wishing health & happyness to you I am Dr Sr Yr affnate Friend & Hble Servt

Burl Bassett


1Letter not found.

2The business was an application for more time to seat GW’s lands on the Ohio and Kanawha rivers. See GW to Thomas Everard, 17 Sept. 1775.

3John Parke Custis accompanied Martha Washington to Cambridge.

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