George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Francis Deakins, 13 November 1796

Philadelphia 13th Nov 1796

Dear Sir,

Your favor of the 12th Ulto did not get to my hands until I had been arrived in this City, sometime, or it should have received an earlier acknowledgment.

It would have been pleasing to me, as much on acct of the esteem I feel for you, as for the satisfaction of viewing my land with more accuracy, to have found you at home. As the case happened, I took only a hasty & superficial view of parts of the Tract.

I am very much obliged to you, for the trouble you have taken to obtain a settlement with Mr Jones for the Rents of the above Land, and as it is not in my way to do it, and besides, as I am entirely unacquainted with the circumstances attending the Tenants, in short as I know not what is due from either of them, or from Mr Jones himself, it would render me a very acceptable Service if you would be so obliging as to bring past transactions to a close; and advise me what had best be done in future, relatively to the Rents, the Tenants; and even the Land. With very great esteem I am Dear Sir Your Obedt & Obliged Public Servt

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