George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Fielding Lewis, Jr., 11 October 1786

From Fielding Lewis, Jr.

Bloomsbery Fredarick [County]
Octbr 11th [17]86

Deare Uncle

Haveing made a purchase of a lot in Rectortown Fauquair County, and am desierous of building thareon on as good tirms a possable—made me petition you for a little timber, as your land lyes near the Town and your Tennents are willing I Should have it with your Approbation1—your Answer—with Complyance will Grately Oblige your Affectionate Nephiw

Fielding Lewis

N.B. My Kindest Respects to my Aunt. F.L.


1Fielding Lewis, Jr., lived with his wife and children in Frederick County where he had secured land from his father. He wrote GW in 1784 saying he was confined in jail for debt and asking his uncle for a loan, which GW refused to give (Lewis to GW, 22 Feb. 1784; GW to Lewis, 27 Feb. 1784). See also GW to Lewis, 4 Dec. 1786.

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