Philadelphia 16th April 1796.
I have, as you probably may have heard, sold my land on Millers Run to [Colo. Ritchie.] This land was to be Re-surveyed, and to be paid for by the acre, agreeably to what [it] shall actually measure. This re-survey was to have been made by Mr Charles Morga,n of whose death I have just heard, from Mr Ross [(]one of your Senators) who has advised me to commit this business to you.
May I then request the favor of you to make, or cause to be made by some accurate artist, this Survey, at as convenient a moment as it can be executed. The [cost of] the Survey, and incident expences I will pay, or cause to be [paid], upon demand.
The courses & distances of the tract (copied from the Patent) are enclosed; as also the quantity therein mentioned: but having good reasons to [believe] that the real, will exceed the nominal amount I preferred selling by the former. I am with much esteem & regard Dr Sir Your Obedt Servant
DLC: Papers of George Washington.