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To George Washington from Gustavus Scott, 27 November 1795

From Gustavus Scott

George Town [D.C.] 27. Novr 1795.

Sir

I received last Night a Manuscript Copy of the enclosed Resolution1 which I had no doubt wou’d pass when I left Annapolis; tho’ I did not expect the Vote wou’d be unanimous. The business respecting the 50 potk shares is in such a Train as to leave no Doubt but so many shares will either be taken up by the State, or by some Individuals through the Means of the State:2 whether Virginia will do any thing, I think very doubtfull: if not the Object is but half attained. I am with the highest Respect Sir Yr mo. obt servt

Gusts Scott

ALS, DLC:GW.

1Scott evidently enclosed a copy of a resolution of 25 Nov., for which, see John Eager Howard to GW, 26 Nov., n.1.

2For the subscription by the Maryland legislature to shares in the Potomac Company, see Tobias Lear to GW, 17 Nov., n.1.

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