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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...
The bearer hereof Mr Young is a young man that came a perfet Stranger to me about three years ago enquireing for employmt as an Assistant or Clerk And from his appearance then I thought there was something promiseing in his looks or that bid fair for doing well haveing at that time no occation for any person my self I recomended him to Doctr Ross who I had heard say wanted such a person, he...
You have aplantation on powtomaak about 12 miles above the warm Spring and near my aplantation, there is one worthington Lives on your Land that dos you no good. if you will Send me derections I will Put Some body on it that will Either pay rent or make Some Improvement. I am Sir with Esteem your obedient Servant ALS , DLC:GW . On the reverse of this letter GW wrote: “On the 28th of this Instt...
Letter not found: from James Mercer, 1 Jan. 1774. On 8 Jan. GW wrote Mercer : “Your Letter of the 1st Instt, came to my hands yesterday.”
There is a deed of gift from your Lady, for several Slaves, to her Brother Bartholomew Dandridge, in Trust, for the Joint use of her decd Sister and her Sister Aylett, recorded in new Kent county court. The deed expresses the Slaves were alloted to her, by her Brother W. Dandridge, as, and for a proportionable, or Childs part, of the value of the Slaves, of Colo. Dandridges estate. I shall be...
I this moment recd your letter & in answer to it—The reason why I have neglected sending up this good Spell of weather I have endeavourd to make as good a Collection as Possable but Am disappointed altogether only the £60 of Colo. Phill. Johnson which I shall send up But am doubtfull I shant make a Collection to answer the Demands agst the Estate & my wages[.] I have waited to make Sail of my...
I now am to give you an Account of my Proceedings with Mr Black which I am afraid will not prove so satisfactory as I could wish. After going to the Office in King William & geting what Papers I could find I went to Mr Black’s for further information, but could not see him, I then left a Letter informing him that I should wait on him, from King William Court with Mr Wythe’s Opinion and, in...
Som People about 10 or 12 in number has gon on your Cherter Land within this few days and there is no geting them of without by Force of Arms They are in Couraged by Majr ward Brother to Colo. Croghan ho Claims the Land and says he has a Grant from Crown for that Land and he will undemnefie them, if they will set in any house whare no Person is Living and also offers the Land for Sail...
Your favours of the 28th Sepr from Annapolis, and that of the 10th Octobr from your Own House, I now most gratefully acknowledge, and shou’d have done it Sooner, had any promising conveyance occur’d. I have communicated your Sentiments and representation of the matter in question to sundry Gentlemen in Pennsylvania belonging to our reduc’d Tribe, who are all thankfully Sensible of that obvious...
Letter not found: from George Muse, 24 Dec. 1773. On 29 Jan. 1774 GW wrote Muse : “Your impertinent Letter of the 24th ulto, was delivered to me yesterday.”