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Upon hearing the many Alarming Accots at Williamsburg, I hasten’d away as soon as possible, tho. there was some particur Acts I should have been glad to have seen pass’d, as they were Relative to our Militia, But upon my arrival, I found the Militia ordered out by Colo. Carlyle, whove Marched many days before; otherwise I believe I should have Accompanied them. Your letter dated at Winchester...
After a very Plesant journey we arrived here the 12th instt, and had the good fortune to find the Packet here, since which I have spent my time very agreeabelly with those Gentn you where so kind to introduce me to by Letter, and found those very servicable at Philadelphia. A Packett from Falmouth arrived Yesterday with certain Accots that the Duke of Cumberland was forced to a Battle with the...
I arrived here the 25th of last month since which there has not been an Opportunity to America, And now the conveyance so uncertain that I hope you’l excuse this short Epistle, and permitt me good Sir to acquaint you that our applycations remains doubtfull, And that its difficult to have a hearing by reason the great ones are so much taken up with affairs of much greater consequence. The...
Since my Arrival I have been much indisposed, and am now troubeld with slow Fevers every day. But yet was determined to try my old friends for you and Colo. Martin, and have scarcly time to acquaint you that we have succeeded in our Wish, and that your Colleege sett of tomorrow to Attend the Assembly which is thought will be but Short. Upon the receipt of your favour I went to Mount Vernon in...
I have scarcely time to acquaint you, That I was Yesterday at Mount Vernon to Visit Mr Patterson, who consulted me about taking up the upper Floors, as you gave him no orders about them, whereupon I had them clean’d in order to View them the better, and found most of them very uneaven and several defective planks, upon which I made Patterson calculate the difference of Expence between New...
I have this instant recd yours of the 22d & 27th Ultimo. The first Mrs Fairfax undertakes to answer, as I dont care to detain the bearer, and having several Culpeper People now waiting upon business —You may depend Sir that Mr Patterson shall have all the Assistance I am able to give him, and shall do all I can to forward his Work. But I begin to doubt whether it will be finished before we may...
As soon as I despatched the People upon business, I thought it best to come over here to see whether anything was necessary to have your further advice upon, for indeed the Oftener I come over the more I think it really necessary. For with regard to the Garrett Stairs I am at a loss unless I know whether you intend that for Lodging Appartments for Servts. If not the Stairs may be carried from...
Your favour of the 12th inste I had the pleasure to receive last Night and was sorry your last Messenger neglected so much of your business as to oblige you to send a second. The detention of your goods is really a very great disappt for nothing can be done (I mean finished) till the Glass is in, consequently you cant expect the Work can be done by the time you expected. But I will spur...
I came to Town about some business of Colo. Cary’s and could by no means omitt so good an opportunity as by the Convoy to enquire after your & good Mrs Washingtons welfare, and to lett you know that it was with difficulty I gott here, and that poor Mrs Fairfax and I have alternately been confined to our Chambers since we have been in England, but I hope as the warm weather approaches we shall...
Your favors of the 2d of Decr 6th of March 3d of Apl 27th of July and first of Augt came very safe to hand. In that of July I am sorry to find that you were in such a bad state of health, and that neither Mr Greens nor Hamiltons prescriptions had then the desired effect. The latters it seems you had but just begun and consequently could not expect an immediate cure, but I hope long before this...
Herewith I enclose a Sketch of the Lands joining this the Tract &c. by the late Mr Green, which will shew you how the Chapple Land joins to that long slip formerly Trens, part of the Plat of Herreford and Masons land, with all the Courses of that and the Chapple land; and a rough plat &c. of Bryns and Warners to shew you that they agree to the Beginning of the Chapple Tract—formerly Colo:...
I think you are extreamly right in not submitting to Mr Barrys terms; and I wish it was in my Power to give you a more Satisfactory Accot of what you desire, not only to oblige you, but to flusterat Barrys intentions for I dispise such. All I know about Mr Russells claims to the Chaple Lands is from a Will now in my Posession of Mr Johnstons, wherein he devises all his real & Personal Estate...
I received yours covering the Deeds and Bonds, which I have examined, and find right, except the omission of the word Oak and have Sign’d the three Bonds for Payment. I am thoroughly satisfied that your Survey is as Correct (if not more so[)] than any Mr West could have gott made, And rather my Dear Sir than your Schemes should be flustrated, shall be fully content with the Land on the South...
My whole attention being now fixed upon preparing for my trip to England . . . I find I can’t leave the country with any peace of mind . . . without placing a general power of attorney with some Gentm. of known probity. In this part of the Colony I have not a Friend (yourself excepted) in whom I can repose such confidence . . . I should by no means wish to add more trouble to your own...
Letter not found: from George William Fairfax, 19 Jan. 1773. Listed in Thomas Birch’s Sons catalog no. 663, item 61, 21–23 April 1891.
Altho’ I can hardly hold a Pen, yett this is to acknowl. the Receipt of yours, with a Letter for your Brother, and Colo: R: H: Lee in Westmoreland, which I hope they will Rece. this Week, as I am determined as soon as this very inclement touch of Weather is over (for I think I never felt any more severe) and I can pass the River to sett off, and heartily wish you and Company good sport a...
You may be surprized to receive a Letter of this date from me, as we might have reasonably Expected to have been half our Passage, over. The Ship fell down, a day or two after I wrote to you from Ceeleys compleatly Loaded, But the chief mate and most of the Sailors were Sick, the latter has recruted fast since being in the Salts, but the Mates life is dispared off, however the Captain says he...
Having wrote to you, soon after my arrival in London, and immediately after my Wife’s recovery out of the small Pox, I have now only to acquaint you of our Arrival, and being fixed in our old Lodgings in this City, where we had the satisfaction to find many of our old Friends and acquaintance. I have not as yett, been able to do anything in the business that brought me over, owing to the...
Your very Obliging favour of the 15th of October, covering a Copy of one dated the 25th of Septr last is just come to me, the Original Letter, I have not received. After perusing yours, I am ashamed to find that my affairs gives you so much trouble, it was not my Intention to add to the multiplicity of business. I know you are engaged in more than I could possibilly avoid, which I endeavoured...
Letter not found: from George William Fairfax, 31 Mar. 1774 . On 30 June 1786 GW wrote Fairfax : “I was restrained by your instructions of the 31st of March 1774 from executing deeds for the Land.”
Letter not found: from George William Fairfax, June 1774. On 25 July 1775 GW wrote to Fairfax : “I have received no Letter from you since the one dated in June 1774.”
Your very obliging favor of the 15th of November last, I received only the 23d Ulto. Immediately upon which, I wrote to London to know whether any Ships would be now sent to America, and have for answer, that one would Sail about the 8th instant. Therefore I sett down to acquaint you that I had, so far engaged a Horse for you, as only to wait this month for your directions, and its luckey...