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Having engag’d a Mill Wright to build me a Mill on McCombs patent plan, of which I presume a Model is lodg’d in the Archives of the general Government, & being apprehensive the undertaker is not thoroughly acquainted with the principles of it obliges me to lay myself under the disagreeable necessity of making application to a friend to endeavour to procure the plan for me. I have no...
Archibald Blair’s Deposition Being requested to state what I recollect of the circumstances which occasioned the loss of the public records in the year 1781, and the time Mr. Jefferson, the then Governor of Virginia, quitted Richmond upon the approach of the enemy,—I do well remember that Mr. Jefferson was extremely active in removing all public records from Richmond, and I have reason to...
In conjunction with Mr. Miles King Doctor Wm. Foushee and my Brother Mr. Wm. Hylton we have made a purchase of Mr. Wilson Miles Cary for his plantation call’d Rich Neck situated on Warwick river to carry on the lumber business in its various branches. The french minister citizen Genet as he passd through this place had some conversation with my friend Dr. Foushee on this subject and at his...
My brother having just arrivd here, with his family from the Island of Jamaica, which country he has left forever and intends to become a resident in some part of the continent, at present a temporary one in Richmond, during the winter, on leaving the Island he disposd of his carriage and part of his furniture in full expectation he coud accomodate himself here immediately. As our carriage...
I have declin’d writing you for several posts, until I cou’d get Mr. Banks to enter in writing for the purchase of your Elkhill land, which at last have accomplishd and inclose you the original agreement. If convenient, wish you to send a deed, to enable me to have bonds executed with real security for the amount. Until that is done, he is not dispos’d to give his bonds or mortgage on real...
Inclos’d you have a Bill of Lading for thirty Hogsheads tobo. shipt on bd. the Linnet Capt. Wm. Walker Weymouth which I hope will arrive safe and to a good market. One of the hogsheads cou’d not be found by the inspectors in time for this Vessle and I wou’d not detain her for it. Mr. Randolph has left a Manifest with his Mercht. here during my absence for more tobo. then he mark’d of in the...
I wrote you last post and being much hurryd at the time prevented my writing you so fully as I coud have wish’d. This day have seen Mr. Banks with whom I have closd the sale for your Elkhill Land at £1500 which was the most I cou’d obtain. To morrow he has promisd to enter in writing agreeable to your advertisement, which I shall forward on, and after he has fulfilld his part in giving the...
I have the pleasure to inform you of my safe arrival here after a very fatiguing journey. On resting a day I went in pursuit of a Vessle to forward your tobo. on and am happy to inform you have been successful in procuring the Linnet Capt. Wm. Walker Weymouth to take it and to morrow the whole will be on board, tho not the quantity I mentiond to you, Mr. Randolph having claim’d 12 Hhds. out of...
I wou’d have wrote you before this, but have been waiting on Mr. Banks who had kept me in a state of suspence until yesterday respecting the sale of your land at Elkhill, and have now got his final answer. The highest he offers is £1500 payable agreeable to your advertisement in four instalments. You will therefore on the receipt of this say if this price meets your approbation, as he informs...
Your favour of 13th. inst. I reced inclosing an order on the inspectors for your last years crop of tobo. with directions to be shipt to Philadelphia, in consequence have lodg’d the order with them for that purpose and when your tobo. comes down (shall as requested) ship it agreeable to your wish. Not a Hhd yet is at the whouse, as repeated before. I beg youll not consider any thing in my...