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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.
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.”
Letter not found: from Robert Carter Nicholas and George Wythe, 3 June 1760. The catalog entry describes this letter as being “on legal matters, concerning the assignment of mortgages and titles.” LS , sold by Charles Hamilton, catalog no. 157, item 123, 11 Aug. 1983.
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 Mercer, 28 Mar. 1770. On 7 Nov. 1771 GW wrote to Mercer : “I have been favourd with two Letters from You—one of them dated the 28th of March 1770.”
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.”
I fully intended to have waited on You this Evening at Belvoir, but find myself so very unwell after my Ride from Court, that I am not able to stir abroad. I have taken the Liberty to inclose You two Bills for £300 . . . Ster: drawn by Mr Paymaster Genl Johnston on Colo. Hunter, & an Ordr on Govr Dobbs from his Son for £18.15. Ster: also a Letter for Colo. Hunter, & another for his Honr our...
The Bearer French Mason, a Relation of mine, has an Inclination to serve his Country upon the intended Expedition: I recommended him to the president for a Lieutenancy in the Regiment now raising, but unfortunately before he reach’d Wmsburg every Commission was disposed of; otherwise he was sure of succeeding, as the president wou’d have done him any Service in his power—as there are some...
I take the Liberty to address You on Behalf of my Neighbour & Your old School-fellow, Mr Piper; who, without duly considering the Consequences, when he was at Winchester enlisted as a Sarjeant in Capt. Mercer’s Company; he has been down to consult his Father upon it, & finds him excessively averse to it, & as his principal Dependance is upon the old Man (besides the Duty naturally due to a...
I came Home ⟨ mutilated ⟩ Yesterday, when I re⟨ mutilated ⟩ Me with the time of Yr Brother ⟨ mutilated ⟩ neral, & desiring my Attendance. I am very sorry it did not come to ⟨ mutilated ⟩ Hands sooner; had I known it in ⟨ mutilated ⟩ I wou’d by no means have refused the last peice of Respect to the Memory of a Gentleman, for whom, when alive, I had a sincere Regard. I most heartily condole You...
As there is a peace with the Indians shall be obliged to you to have Deeds Executed for the land I Exchang’d wth you as soon as conveniancy will permit, in Order to have it saved, if you have an inclination to purchase please let me know by Mr Morton what you wou’d give. ⟨ Mutilated ⟩ acknowledge the receipt of 20£ by Colo. ⟨ mutilated ⟩ndleton for which I am obliged to you, I Suppose Colo....
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...
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...
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...
My Father & Mr Hawkins will take four hundred Bushel of your Salt, & I will copy a few Advertisements to be put up in this Neighbourhood—your Vessel may come along side of our Warf, which I apprehend wou’d be more Convenent for the people that may want to purchase. The family Join in Comptts to all at Mt Vernon, with Dear Sir Your Mos. Od. Sert ALS , DLC:GW . GW’s brigantine Farmer arrived at...
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...
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...
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 had wrote the inclosed Letter last night, & was just sending my Man off with it, & the other Papers, when Your Messenger came; by whom you will now receive them, made up within the ⟨cover⟩ of the Acts of Assembly. I beg You to inform Mr Johnston that the Bill I have drawn is intended only as a Ground-Work, & that I desire every part of it may be submitted to his Correction. My Son George has...
This I hope will be Convey’d to you by Capt. John Marshall in the Snow Virginian, who is again destined into Potomac River by Messrs Crosbies & Trafford to make farther Interest in the Tobacco Comm. way —and as I shall transact this branch of Business for these Gentlemen, I take this oppertunity in Acquainting you as well as my other Friends, that if you’ll be kind enough to favour Capt....
I shall always think my self obliged to any Friend to communicate wth Freedom & Candour whatever Doubts He may have of my Conduct towards him, as the most effectual means of preventing Misrepresentation; and I hope You will believe Me when I assure You that You have greatly misconstrued my Intentions in making the Collection I mentioned. Was either of Us to take the Advantage of receiving what...
I have Your Favour, returning the Deed I sent you, which I have not had an Opportunity of executing before Witnesses that coud be at this Court; I shall therefore endeavour to wait on You with it at Posey’s Sale, or sooner, if I am able to ride: it is certain that there is no Warranty contain’d in the Deed; nor did I apprehend You expected one, or I shou’d have objected to it at the Time; as I...
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...
Colo. Bouquet has directed the Command to return to you, but desires Me to remain here till the General arrives who is expected this Day. This Camp furnishes no News. We expect to hear of a Party of Shawnesse & Delawares having joined you, one of the Pennsylvania Light Horse having assured Us that he saw 30 or 40 come in the Day he left Fort Cumberland. I am Dr Sr Your most obedt humble...
In Case Mr Hamilton should, according to his Desire, be remov’d to any other Station than that he is now in, we would recommend to your Notice Mr Kennedy who by his Diligence, Modesty and Complacency has gained the Esteem of all the Officers that have been acquainted with him since he has done the Duty of Commissary & whom we all think worthy to be prefered to the Post Mr Hamilton bears and...
I am doubtful you blame the Conduct of the Sheriff and myself for taking Mr Crawford in your house you may be assured very cincerely that I had been informd he intended out on Monday morning and having been well informd that he once had escaped did not know but he might attempt it again and certain it is I suspended the Action untill the last hour. when I left home I heard he was at Johnsons...
Inclosed You have my Survey of G. Brent’s Pattent: when I came to look over my papers, I found I had sent the platt to Mr Geo: Brent some years ago, & the only one I had left was a rough platt of that & the adjacent Lands on both Sides the Creek; from part of which what I send You is copyed; but as the original was so much worn out that it cou’d not be copyed wth any Truth, I thought it best...
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...
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...
I Should have Wrote you long ago in answer to yrs of 24th Nobr butt the Spring Turnd out Such Wether as prevented My Survair from Runing the out Lines of My Grant, or Capt. Crafferds Reconeterg however this Sumer I have had that Don & the Whole Layd of in Townships. I Now Inclose you a Draft of one Near the Monohongala Capt. Crafferd has been Cheeffly over the whole & Tells Me he Knows the...
The four Days Provision We brought from Fort Cumberland, exclusive of Monday, will be exhausted to morrow Night, and as I am so little advanced and no Waggon Road to Raes Town, I find it impossible to send there for a Supply. I have detached a Serjeant & 15 Men with three Waggons which I beg you will dispatch to Me again to Day with Provision, I imagine what those three Waggons will bring may...
I am very Clearly of Opinion that by whatsoever Deeds you purchase by you will be Intituled to the same Quantity of Land and to have it Laid off in the same manner that Darrill ought to have had it Laid off: however to make you Easie in that particular & to Avoid any the Least Dispute you may have your Deeds So Drawn as totally to remove all Difficulties. I wish you all the pleasures the...
I rec’d your letter dated the 5th Decr by the hands of the Rev. Andrew Moton. I approve of the method for dividing the land between Capt. Brenau Doctor Craig & my self; and instead of deeds being made to me for the 2000 acres of land, You will please to make them in the name of my son Battaile Muse as I have trusted my right to him, my infirmness and old age rendering it impracticable for me...
The Bearer (my Cousin French Mason) waits on You with an Acct I recd from Capt. Trent, amounting to £165.12.2¾ as I have an imediate Call for a pretty large Sum, you will particularly oblige Me in sending the Cash ⅌ this Bearer; who will give a Rect for what he receives—if you happen not to have the Cash at Home, I must beg the favour of You to order it for Me by the first safe Hand from...
Letter not found: from Robert Cary & Co., 10 Aug. 1762. On 26 April 1763 GW wrote to Robert Cary & Co. : “I have your favours of the 10th and 24th of August . . . now lying before me.”
Letter not found: from Henry Lee, 28 June 1757. On 30 June 1757 GW wrote to Lee: “I have received yours of the 28th instant.”
Letter not found: from Robert Cary & Co., 19 Oct. 1761. On 28 May 1762 GW wrote to Robert Cary & Co. : “Your unacknowledged favours of the 26th June . . . and the 19th of Octr following now lye before [me].”
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...
Letter not found: from Edward Burn & Sons, 7 May 1765. On 26 June they wrote to GW : “We had the pleasure to write you the 7th Ulto.”
I return’d from Maryland but last Night, not being able to leave Mrs Eilbeck sooner, & don’t know how quickly I may be called there again, as I think She is far from being out of Danger, & the Doctor has some Apprehensions of a Mortification. I will if I can, be at Alexandria on Monday; but it is uncertain, as well for the reason above mentioned, as that I am at this time unwell with a bad...
Letter not found: from Francis Willis, Jr. 6 Dec. 1773. The letter is listed in the Thomas Birch’s Sons catalog no. 663, item 73, 21–23 April, 1891.
Letter not found: from John Stanwix, 24 Jan. 1758. On 4 March 1758 GW wrote to Stanwix : “Your favours of the . . . 24th Ulto . . . was this day delivered me.”
Letter not found: from James Gildart, 28 Nov. 1765. On 22 April 1766 Gildart wrote to GW : “I wrote you of the 28th Novr.”
Letter not found: from Robert Cary & Co., 23 Dec. 1765. On 23 June 1766 GW wrote to them : “I have receivd your favours of . . . 23d December—and 31st of January.”
Letter not found: from Robert Cary & Co., 27 June 1760. On 24 Oct. 1760 GW wrote to Robert Cary & Co. : “Your Letter of the 27th of June . . . is come to hand.”
Letter not found: from William Stark, 19 April 1756. On 20 April 1756 GW wrote to Stark : “I received yours, dispatched last night by Express, about two o’clock this morning.”
Letter not found: from Valentine Crawford, 19 April 1774. The docket on Crawford’s letter to GW of 27 April reads: “From Mr Val: Crawford 27th Apl 1774 Inclosing one dated 19th Apl 1774.”
Letter not found: from Robert Cary & Co., 2 June 1761. On 12 Oct. GW wrote to Robert Cary & Co. : “Your Letter of June the 2d I receivd.”
Letter not found: from Richard Washington, 5 July 1758. On 7 May 1759 GW wrote to Richard Washington : “Your Letter of the 9th of Septr Inclosing a Copy of your former of the 5th July preceeding came to my hands.”
Letter not found: from Robert Cary & Co., 18 Jan. 1762. On 28 May GW wrote to Robert Cary & Co. : “Your favour of the 18th Jany was presented to me.”