George Washington Papers

To George Washington from George Ball, 1 March 1797

Fredericksburg March 1st 1797

Dr Sr

I receiv’d your favour this day in answer to mine wrote in January last—from its not having arrived sooner (owing to mine being dated from Lancaster) I wrote you one other some time in Febuary, which I suppose before this you have received—The terms which you mention I think would suit me, and I shall make it my endeavour to be at your Seat (mount Vernon) by the twentieth of march—or at any rate by the last of that month untill which time I hope you will consider (as I shall consider and be influenced by it in my affairs) the contract as Obligatory. Sir I am with respect Your Humble st

Geo: Ball

DLC: Papers of George Washington.

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