George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Burgess Ball, 28 August 1794

From Burgess Ball

Bath [Berkeley County, Va.] 28th Aug: 1794.

Dear sir,

In addition to the Scroll I wrote you a few days ago,1 I take the liberty of mentiong some further Circumstances. I am inform’d Morgan & Dark are order’d upon the Expidition on the Insurgents, shd it be carryed on. In Frederick no Draft will be necessary, & Volunteers will turn out, as also in this County, from which (this County) the proportion is abt 200 men. I hope in God the deluded People e’er this have come to a Sence of their Error, but, if they do not, I have no doubt but a sufficient no. will soon be got to quell them. Since I wrote you I think I’ve been mending but my Wife having been (since I left her) very sick, she is now on her way here also, so that I expect we shall yet be here 2 or 3 Weeks more. If 100 Acres of Land with the Seat on the River will be sufficient for the purpose wanted, I will take for that £2000 Virga Money, of which I will inform Genl Knox, or, if you please, you may communicate to him.2 This Place is gettg now almost deserted, so that we shall have a dreary time of it, but, Colo. Fitzgerald is here, who is an Old Acquaintance, and he is mendg fast. With best respects to Mrs Washington, I am, Dear sir Yr Affect. Hbl. servt

B. Ball


2Ball was discussing the possibility of selling land to the United States for an arsenal (see GW to Ball, 27 July).

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