Head Qrs 8th July 1782
I have not been able to discover, from any enquiries I could make—while I was in Philadelphia—that it was necessary to do any thing with the inclosed, to secure the Title—& therefore return them; with the Patents for my Land on which Simpson lives; to be deposited with my Papers. Some indeed were of opinion that yours, as well as other Patents of a similar nature, & under like circumstances, had better be registered in the Pensylvania Land Office, but as I could not get this officially announced to me, I did not incline to run you to the expence. I am Dr Lund Yr affecte friend
DLC: Papers of George Washington.