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At second hand, I learnt from Captain Floyd, that the Surveys made by Mr Crawford under the Proclamation of 1754 (expressly agreeable to an order of Council of the 15th of Decembr 1769) and for which your Lordships Patents under the Seal of the Colony, hath actually been obtained, are now declared null & void. The information appearing altogether incredible, I gave little attention to it,...
The writing of this Letter, has been delayed longer than I expected, for the following reasons—want of opportunities of Collectg the inclosed papers—want of a conveyance to forward them afterwards—the necessity of comparing, & examining the Sales, and making some alterations with respect to the purchasers—executing Deeds for the Land &c. This delay, I conceived, could be attended with no great...
My Letter of the 4th of December to Colo. Mercer (dispatched by the first opportunity that offered after the close of his Sales) would inform you of the total amount thereof; & that the contest between Miss Wroughton and Messrs Dick & Hunter, respecting a preference of Mortgages, would, more than probable, be avoided. I have now to acknowledge the receipt of your favour of the 29th of August,...
Letter not found: to George William Fairfax, 6 April 1775. On 30 June 1786 GW wrote Fairfax : “The letters of ... 6th of Apl and 31st of May 1775 ... contain a full, & accurate acct of every thing that had occurred relative to your business.”
Mr Lloyd did me the honour to call at this place with your favour of the 4th Instt. If the Letters I have given him to the Governor, and others, will, in the smallest degree contribute to his success, I shall think myself happy; but I dispair of it at this time, as his Lordship is, I know, under a prohibition, by a late Instruction, to grant no more Lands to the Westward of us (but on certain...
I have drawn upon you this day in favour of Marmaduke Norfleet for One hundred pounds Sterling which please to pay and place to Acct of Mr. Jno. Parke Custis —I am Gentn Yr Most Obedt Servt ALS (facsimile), Historical Documents International, catalog no. 1. See Cash Accounts, Nov. 1769, n.1 , and Cash Accounts, Dec. 1769 .
I wrote you a running Letter of Yesterday, and take the oppertunity of a conveyance to Fredericksburg today, to acknowledge the Receipt of your favour of the 8th Ulto—Miles who carries these Letter’s to Fredericksburg has Order’s to return by Mr Churchhills and bring home the Mare you bought. We have nothing worth communicating, Mrs Washington is mustering up all the occurrances She can get to...
Your Horse having, in appearance at least, got perfectly over his Founder I send him to you by the bearer, and am with very great esteem Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt ALS , owned (2004) by Mr. Joseph Rubinfine, West Palm Beach, Florida. GW addressed the letter to Tilghman at Alexandria. James Tilghman, Jr. (1748-1796) was the younger brother of Tench Tilghman, who served as GW’s trusted...