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Your letter of the 22d instant has been received, by which I find you have fixed the commencement of your journey to Kentucky to the 3d of next month. Although some passages in your letter lead me to conclude that mine to you of the first of Feby had got to hand, yet, as you have not acknowledged the receipt of it, I am left in doubt, and having a press copy thereof by me, I forward a...
Letter not found: GW to Alexander Spotswood, 23 Aug. 1797. On 13 Sept. Spotswood wrote GW : “I got from the post office your favr of the 23d of August.”
I feel myself much obliged by your kind attention to my want of a Household Steward; but hearing of an excellent Housekeeper that had lived with Mr R. Brooke whilst he was Governor of this state, she has been applied to for a similar purpose in this family, and we have reason to expect her, every day. Should this happen I shall have no occasion for a Steward—Indeed the two would be...
Confidential Dear Sir Mount Vernon 9th Jany 1798 The attention which the Papers you transmitted, required I should give them; and the form which my land assumes by connecting the two tracts together, evinces most clearly, the necessity there is of my becoming possessed of Andrew Wodrows 300 acre tract, which is surrounded thereby, if attainable. If you can, therefore, be instrumental in making...
A few days ago, Mr Herbert handed me your letter of the 30th ulto with the Papers to which it refers; and for the trouble you have had in that business, I offer you, and General Posey also—when you have an opportunity of presenting them—my best thanks, for the parts you have respectively acted therein. Having perused the Papers attentively; and, fortunately, having by me, the original Patents...
Your letters of the 14th Ulto & 6th instt have been duly received. The receipt of the first, would have met with an earlier acknowledgment, had I not waited for the coming of the latter, agreeably to your assurances of forwarding one, so soon as the documents could be obtained from the Records in Richmond. The description which you have been at the trouble to give me in your former letters, of...
Your letter of the 23d instant only got to hand last night—and whether this reply to it may reach you in time, is questionable. Your suggestion I have adopted; and you will perceive by the enclosed letter to Colo. Marshall, left open for your perusal—sealing—and forwarding, that I have authorised that Gentleman in case Mr Short should make the purchase from Mr Hite, to draw upon me at Sixty...
Your favour of the 6th inst. has been duly received, but it came to hand when I was so much engaged, as not to be able to give it an earlier answer. With respect to the land which Mr Short was authorised to purchase for me, I have nothing to add, save a wish that he would get it as much under the price limited, as he can; for I have been disappointed in the receipt of money where I thought no...
Your letter of the 11 th came to my hands yesterday. Two causes, indeed three, prevented my answering the first, after your return to New Post sooner; namely—debilitated health, occasioned by the fever, wch deprived me of 20 lbs. of the weight I had, when you & I were at my Mill Scales, & rendered writing irksome; the expectation of hearing from you again, relative to the Carpenter & Farmer,...
As the Season is far advanced for good Overseers to be disengaged, and as you had heard nothing from Richard Rhodes at the date of your last—Septr the 16th—and a Man in your neighbourhood one —— Garrett Overseer for a Mr Fontain Murray at a ⟨place⟩ called White Plains near Fredericksburgh, has been strongly recommended to me by Mr Betton & others, & who was willing to come to me, but informed...