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Your Favour by Daniel McPherson dated Jany The 27th Last I received, Its out of my power To grant Him a Lease for Lott No. 18 on the first Condition—all the arrears of rents are not Paid up and admiting they were, I See no obligation For Him To have a Lease, the man has been Ignorant in Purchaseing what the Seller Cannot Justify. I repeatedly offered Him the Place on Terms I think Justifiable,...
I wrote you Last week Fully respecting your Business—I have now sent to the Care of Mr Hartshorn one bushel Clover seed. some Persons has applyed to me Respecting Leaseing Some of your Lands In Fauquier Cy—and I am Told that some of the Tenants are about To remove. I can do nothing respecting that Land as I have no Instructions from you—I shall go to that County about the 25th of this month if...
Your Favour dated the 18th of Last month Came To hand yesterday The one From Mr Lear dated the 28th of Instant the day before yours, on the same subject—Colo. Warner Washingtons acct Incld, I am Extremely Sorry you should have Cause to Suspect me on any acct Either of Fraud or Delay in Executing your commands—had you been a witness To my Sittuation I think you would have been more Favorable in...
By Maj. Geo. Washington I expect you received your rentroll & accts, about the 16th of Instant I wrote you To the Care of Mr W. Hodgson in Alexandria Inclosed a Bill for £20 on Mr Wales, I have only received £17.3.9 To this day, Since I Sent down my accts altho I have been Pushing For the rents, as I expected you wanted Money Knowing that but Little Can be made From the Farming or Planting...
Letter not found: from Battaile Muse, 14 Jan. 1785. On 5 Feb. GW wrote to Muse : “I have lately received two letters from you, one of the 14th & the other of the 25th of last month.”
Letter not found: from Battaile Muse, 16 Aug. GW wrote Muse on 22 Aug. : “Both your letters of the 16th have come safe.”
the bea[rer] Mr Daniel Harrel who Lives in this County is desirous to become a Tenant of yours on Lott No. 2. 140 acres—which Lott is now Inhabited by Michael Ruse a Man not worth anything—I have recommended the bearer to you for your approbation for a Lease on the following Terms—to have a Lease agreeable to the Covenants of your Late Lease for the Term of Ten years His paying the annual rent...
Ten days Billious Fever and wet weather prevented my arriveing at this place untill yesterday—My weak state—wet weather—and Being obliged To Winchester next Monday prevented My waiting on you at this Time, I expect To be down Some Time in October at which Time I hope I shall be able To waite on you To represent the Sittuation of your Business in my Care—I do not Expect To receive any money...
About ten Days ago I went to Winchester To see one Rowsey who was in Prison bounds at your Suit against Charles Rector for upwards of £105 besides cost. while I was in Winchester a Nephew of yours a Mr Lewis informed me that he was about to forward to you a Petition in favour of Rowsey. I told him of the generous terms offered to him from time to time of his obstinacy & how the Debt arose....
Your Favour date the 8th of this Month I have received I shall attend Perticularly To your Instructions with the Tenants and the renting of your Lands, and it gives me Pleasure To Find their is one Man in this Country that will have Obligations Complied with and attended To; their is but Very Few that has Complyed with their Leases but the Greater part Seem To be much allarmed at my...
Since I wrote To you by Magor George Washington —I have Sent Expresly To Every Tenant under me altho they all had been Called on the First of January yet they have not Provided Payment at this Time. I have received only £17.3 9—I have not the Least Expectation of receiveing any money until april and then but Little Considering the Ballance due I have several replivey Bonds been due last...
The bad state of Health and Business Since I have been down Prevented my Caling at Mount vernon untill this day—I was Sorry not To Find you at Home—My Engagements at this Place Prevented my staying for your return—If you desire To See me I will Endeavour To waite on you on Friday otherwise I wish To Push towards Home —If Mr Lear Should be at this place Tomorrow I will Pay the Ballance To Close...
I received your Favour dated 22d of Last month—in answer to which—I shall send to the Care of Mr Heartshorn one bushel clover seed —I will endeavour to secure the Butter for you, but the Quantity of 250 lb. is reather uncertain—I shall make 100 lb. my self—that Quantity you may depend On and that it shall be good—their are but few to be depended on, was I to engage it—it would be...
I received your Favours dated December the 4th and 16th and I shall Endeavour to Comply with the Contents. Your Tenants in Fauquir has behaved Very Ill Since I wrote you, Several has run away altho I was with them and Told them To be Industrious and that you would give them a reasonable Time to Pay their arrears of rents. about Christmas two run away—one a Poor Man, the other was able—which...
Your Favour dated the 6th may Came To hand this morning with Colo. Fairfaxes enclosed. I did Every thing in my Power to get my wheat down as Quick as Possable and I am sorry that you Loose by the Contract I beleave Every Farmer and Planter In this Country will be disapointed in their Expectations As Produce Sells so Very Lo we in this Country Where Waggonage is so High see the Effects of Such...
your Favour dated the 3d of Instant Came To hand Two days ago, I have not received One shilling of money From the Tenants Since I was down, altho I have been Very pushing and have distressed Mr Grantom for the Last years rent and arrears in order To bring Him to a Sence of his duty, as He is Very able To Pay So Very Lo a rent on Such Rich Land. I wish to Indulge the People untill march, if...
your Favour dated the 25th of Instant I this moment received—It’s out of my Power To Furnish you with the Seed wheat in Time as the wet seasons will not give me Time To get out wheat for my own Seeding—besides if I had the wheat now out, I could not get it down for the want of waggons unless I give £4 a Tripp the price will not afford that deduction of waggonage—If your own wheat is but...
your Favour dated the 5th Instant came To my hands Last night, It’s uncertain whether I shall be in Fauquier before march[.] the first Time I go down I shall inquire into the Land that Mr Scott holds. I wish you To direct the County Surveyor To run the Lines as I Know Scott so well that I am Certain He will not give it up—Scott has dispossed Hitt and is about Puting in a nother Tenant as I am...
Some Time ago you wrote me you had a desire To Know who was in Possession of your Lands I here inclose a state of your Tenaments in the Counties of Fauquier & Loudoun FuUey—the State of the Berkeley Tenants I Left with you in October Last —I expect that I shall do Every thing To the utmost of my Abilities for you untill april Next at which Time I expect I shall be able To Convince you that I...