George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Virginia Court Judges of Fairfax County, 28 September 1796

Mount Vernon Sept. 28 1796


Having been named an Executor to the will of the late Major George Augustine Washington, of Fairfax County, decd my avocations made it necessary for me to decline acting in that capacity, and his widow, who was also named Executrix, took upon her the execution of the trust. Her decease makes it proper that some other person should be empowered to settle and manage the business of the Estate of the late Major Washington, as the causes which first led me to decline the execution still exist. I therefore request you will authorize Tobias Lear to act as Administrator to the Estate above mentioned. I am Gentlemen Your most Obedt servt

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