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Letter not found: to George Mason, 8 May 1758. On 16 May Mason wrote to GW : “I am favour’d wth Yrs of the 8th Inst.”
Letter not found: to George Muse, 5 Dec. 1774. On 6 Jan. 1775 Muse wrote GW that he had received GW’s “letter dated the 5th Decr.”
Letter not found: to Robert Carter Nicholas and George Wythe, 21 May 1760. On 27 May Nicholas and Wythe wrote to GW : “Yesterday we received your Letter of the 21st Instant.”
Letter not found: to George Young, c.13 Jan. 1774. On c.13 Jan. 1774 Robert Adam wrote to GW : “I am favoured with yours, as Also for My Young.” For the dating of this letter, see note 1 in GW to Robert Adam, same date .
Letter not found: to George Mercer, 4 Dec. 1774. GW wrote a letter to Mercer on 5 April 1775 enclosing “my last letter of the 4th of December.”
Letter not found: to George William Fairfax, 20 Aug. 1774. On 30 June 1786 GW wrote Fairfax : “With respect to your Book Debts, my letters of the 10th of June, 20th of Augt [1774] . . . will have informed you of the difficulties which then occurred.”
Letter not found: to George William Fairfax, 12 Sept. 1758. On 15 Sept. Fairfax wrote to GW : “Your favour of the 12th inst[anc]e I had the pleasure to receive last Night.”
Letter not found: to George William Fairfax, 27 July 1761. On 30 Oct. Fairfax wrote to GW : “Your favors of the . . . 27th of July and first of Augt came very safe to hand.”
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.”
Letter not found: to George William Fairfax, 30 Dec. 1773. On 30 June 1786 GW wrote Fairfax : “The letters of . . . 30th of Decr 177⟨3⟩ . . . contain a full, & accurate acct of every thing that had occurred relative to your business.”
Letter not found: to George William Fairfax, 6 Mar. 1761. On 30 Oct. Fairfax wrote to GW : “Your favors of the ... 6th of March ... and first of Augt came very safe to hand.”
Letter not found: to George William Fairfax, 25 Sept. 1773. On 10 Jan. 1774 Fairfax wrote : “Your very Obliging favour of the 15th of October, covering a Copy of one dated 25th of Septr last is just come to me.”
Letter not found: to George William Fairfax, 3 April 1761. On 30 Oct. Fairfax wrote to GW : “Your favors of the . . . 3d of Apl . . . and first of Augt came very safe to hand.”
Letter not found: to George Mason, 29 Aug. 1756. On 13 Sept. 1756 Mason wrote GW : “Your Favour of the 29th Augt did not come to my Hands till Yesterday.”
Letter not found: to George William Fairfax, 27 Aug. 1758. On 1 Sept. Fairfax wrote to GW : “I have this instant recd yours of the . . . 27th Ultimo.”
Letter not found: to George William Fairfax, 1 Aug. 1761. On 30 Oct. Fairfax wrote to GW : “Your favors of the . . . 27th of July and first of Augt came very safe to hand.”
Letter not found: to George William Fairfax, 15 May 1774. On 30 June 1786 GW wrote Fairfax : “The letters of . . . 15th of May [1774] . . . contain a full, & accurate acct of every thing that had occurred relative to your business.”
Letter not found: to George William Fairfax, 22 Aug. 1758. On 1 Sept. Fairfax wrote to GW : “I have this instant recd yours of the 22d . . . Ultimo.”
Letter not found: to George William Fairfax, 2 Dec. 1760. On 30 Oct. 1761 Fairfax wrote to GW : “Your favors of the 2d of Decr . . . and first of Augt came very safe to hand.”
Letter not found: to George William Fairfax, 2 Jan. 1773. On 19 Jan. 1773 GW wrote to Fairfax : “As I wrote to you in haste the morning of the day Lord Sterlg yourself &ca were to dine here [2 January].”
Letter not found: to George William Fairfax, 15 Nov. 1774. On 2 Mar. 1775 Fairfax wrote GW that he had received “Your very obliging favor of the 15th of November.”
If you are done with my Compass & Plotting Instruments, I should be glad to receive them by the bearer, as I measure all my Fields, & am now Inclosing a New one, and do not know where to lay the Rails that are to Fence it, till I find how much of the Field will give me the quantity of Land I want to Inclose. As I wrote to you in haste the morning of the day Lord Sterlg yourself &ca were to...
Your favour of the 18th of August, never came to my hands till about the middle of this month. In answer to it, I shall beg leave to observe that, the Township contain’d in the Plat you sent me, includes more Land than I shou’d choose, or that would be convenient for me to purchase; and I suppose by your laying the Grant off in that manner, and offering me a Lott, instead of 15,000 acres which...
I find my trouble is not like to be at an end with Mr Black; Mrs Black (by his procurement I think I could almost venture to say) has refused to execute the Deeds you drew from them to me; and which is still more extraordinary, he himself has denied possession of the Mills (as Mr Hill informs me) & the other premises generally, as you may see by his letter to me, forwarded to Mr Hill, ’till I...
The Inclos’d is a copy of my last Letter sent by a ship from Patuxent (name I know not, Mr Calvert having undertaken to forward it) at the time of writing that Letter, it did not occur to me, to ask, if there were not Ball[ance]s upon your Books, and Bonded Debts to Collect; & if so, whether you would not choose to have them call’d in. Any directions on this head shall be executed to the best...
We were a good deal disappointed in the promised Visit—A constant Watch was kept untill the accustomed Bell gave the signal for Dinner, and said it was time to look no more—We do not readily comprehend the cause of the disappointment, but as Water seems not to be the Element favourable to our wishes, we hope you will no longer trust to so uncertain a conveyance, but give us the pleasure of...
You are really appointed to Captain Hoggs Company as Captain Peachy told you; and I am sorry to say, as it is disagreeable to you, that you must abide by this regulation; and repair to the Company with all convenient dispatch. If it is absolutely necessary for you to go by Fort Cumberland; I must recommend diligence, as your presence may be wanting—As to your having Fort Duty this year, it is...
Captn Crawford (who I expect will be the bearer of this letter to you) has promised me, that so soon as he has rested a little from the fatigues of his last journey he will wait upon you in order to view the Lands you were offering for Sale. I have described the kind of Land to Capt: Crawford, I would choose to become the purchaser of, and if a sufficient quantity thereof, is to be found in a...
I had not the pleasure of receiving your favour till after my return from Williamsburg, when it was not in my power to be so serviceable in the affair of your Horses as I coud have wish ’d ; for they were sent out with a Detachment of 500 Men a few days before. I made immediate enquiry, and application for them; and believe I shall be able, notwithstanding our gt want of Horses, to procure...
I have Governor Dinwiddie’s orders to remove the Cannon &c. from Rock-creek to Winchester: In consequence thereof, I have ordered down ten waggons for that purpose: and desire that you will deliver them and all the appurtenances thereunto belonging; together with about five hundred weight of Rice or Barley: as I understand, a large quantity of one or the other was lodged in the Stores under...
As a quantity of Salt is wanted at Fort Cumberland for curing the provisions, you must endeavour to purchase it upon the best terms you can; and I shall fulfil any contract you may enter into. What I have engaged here has been at 2s. per bushel. You may procure six or eight hundred bushels at that rate, and see that they are forwarded to Winchester as expeditiously as possible: in order to do...
You are hereby Ordered, and appointed to act as Cornet of the Light Horse, until further Orders: you are therefore to repair immediately to the Troop, and take the Command thereof, until the arrival of Captain Stuart; and I do hereby Order and require strictly, them and each of them, to obey you as their Cornet. Given under my hand at Winchester, the fifteenth of September, 1755. LB , DLC:GW ....
I have not leizure at this time, to enquire into the Right Mr Darrell pretends to have of altering the form of the Land I bought of him—I shoud be glad therefore to know, if I receive Deeds according to the present Courses & bounds, whether it will invalidate in any degree, my claim at a future prosecution of it. I am Yr most Obedt Servt ALS , PHi : Dreer Collection. George Johnston (d. 1766),...
You are to see that no more Houses are made use of here, than are absolutely necessary for the Soldiers; and to have a house in which the Sick men are, belonging to Mrs Thornton, cleared, if it can be conveniently done. What absolute necessaries the Soldiers want, you must give an order for, and take a particular account of it, that it may be the easier settled. You are to be careful that no...
Since my Letter of the 7th which will accompany this by Mr Adam, who I beg leave to recommend to your Notice; I have thought it advisable to purchase Stobo and Vanbraams Rights to the Land under Governor Dinwiddies Proclamation, provided they will take a trifle for it, and more than a trifle circumstanced as things are, I will not give. My only motive for doing this, is, that the progress of...
Instructions. As I have received Orders from his Honor Governor Dinwiddie to repair to Fort Cumberland, and leave an Officer here with the command of this Garrison; I have appointed you to this command, and expect your particular diligence and care. You must observe all former Rules & Orders which have been given for the regulation of this Garrison; and let no Stores or other thing issue...
Your impertinent Letter of the 24th ulto, was delivered to me yesterday by Mr Smith —As I am not accustomed to receive such from any Man, nor would have taken the same language from you personally, without letting you feel some marks of my resentment; I would advise you to be cautious in writing me a second of the same tenour; for though I understand you were drunk when you did it, yet give me...
I am sorry to be the Messenger of ill news, but it is incumbent upon me to inform you of the Death of the Mare you committed to my care. how she died, I am able to give you but a very unsatisfactory acct, for on the 3d Instt I set out for Frederick and left her to all appearance as well as a Creature coud be—(Mr Green and I observing a day or two before, how fat and frolicksome She seemed) and...
I have not a Lath in the World of any kind, seasoned or unseasoned, or you shoud be heartily welcome to them—I never knew before that it was in any wise necessary that they shoud be Seasoned; for I usually got and put them up as they were wanted—Smart bring’s the Bucket &ca; he has been detained longer than ordinary by a mistake of Peters (or mine) who I told to make staples & hasps proper for...
You are hereby Ordered to deliver to Sergeant Wilper (taking his receipt for the same) for the use of Captain Hoggs Company, eight Regimental Coats, ten Waistcoats, ten pair of Breeches, nine Hats, eleven Shirts, as many pair of Stockings, and the same quantity of Shoes: You are also to deliver to the said Wilper, for the use of the said Company, twelve Musquets, twenty Bayonets, and ten...
You are to remain at this place, in order to receive any Recruits which may come here, and forward up any Stores which may be wanted at the Fort. You may enlist all the men you can meet with here, without going out of Town (Servants and Apprentices excepted) and are not to discharge any Man after he is duly enlisted. If Captain Harrison should arrive here, without receiving any particular...
We arrived here to-day, where I met Captains Cocks and Ashby, whom I have appointed to remain on Pattersons Creek; the one at Nicholas Reasmers, the other at Sellars’s, in order to protect the Inhabitants on those Waters, and to Escort any Waggons to and from Fort Cumberland, with necessaries for the Service. It would be also necessary to have a party of the Militia appointed to this place,...
Instructions for Ensign Gordon. 1st You are immediately upon your coming to the Troop, to dispatch a trusty Corporal with the enclosed Letter to the Store-Keeper at Connogogee, ordering him to receive an answer, and to proceed thence with all imaginable Dispatch to me, at Fort Cumberland. 2ly You are to collect and send to me, by the said Corporal, an exact Return of your Men; the State of...
We are very sorry for Mrs Fairfax’s indisposition, and hope it is slight and will soon be removed. Mrs Washington untill the arrival of your messenger, was in hopes of seeing Mrs Fairfax this morning, althô it woud have been out of her power to have accompanied her in the intended visit; for she also was siezed with a severe Ague about Noon yesterday and has not got clear of the Fever yet—and...
Letter not found: to Robert Adam, c.13 Jan. 1774. On c.13 Jan. 1774 Adam wrote to GW : “I am favoured with yours.” GW’s missing letter of c.13 Jan. was in answer to a letter from Adam dated 12 January .
Letter not found: to James Mercer, 9 Aug. 1773. On 11 Aug. Mercer wrote : “Your favour of the 9th Instant was received late last night.”
Letter not found: to Robert Stewart, 21 Oct. 1758. On 24 Oct. Stewart wrote to GW : “Yours of the 21st Inst. by Mr Grant came to hand.”
Letter not found: to John Carlyle, 27 Aug. 1758. On 1 Sept. Carlyle wrote to GW : “Yours of the 27 Augt Is Now before Me.”
Letter not found: to William Milnor, 17 Nov. 1774. On 29 Nov. Milnor wrote to GW : “Your favour of the 17th Inst. came to hand.”
Letter not found: to Robert Stewart, 20 Feb. 1760. On 8 Mar. Stewart wrote to GW : “. . . your’s of the 20th Ulto which I yesterday had the infinite pleasure of receiving.”