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I expect you have hird from Colo. Fairfax by this time, and are inform wheather or not his Furniture at Belvoir is to be sold without farther delay. If it is I should be very much obligd to you to Advertise it, considering when it will best suit you to attend without respect to me (I will be sure to attend agreable to your appintment) The above is wrote in full confidence that Colo. Fairfax...
Letter not found: from Francis Willis, Jr., 6 Sept. 1773. Thomas Birch’s Sons catalog 663, item 73 lists: “Letters from Francis Willis, Jr., to Col. Geo. Washington, Leesburg, August 16 , September 6 , October 17 , and December 22, 1773 ; and September 1 , December 6, 1774 .”
Possible you may not readily ackount for my paying an Overseer Seven pounds—and allow him his Proportion of the Crop, those four Overseers are to be setled in the woods are by Bargain compeld to make nothing but Corn. which, I chose for this reason with Colo. Fairfax’s consent. the Land now cleard is very near worne Out Which is to be sown in wheat rye & timothy as soon as posible, and if we...
I was this Day as far as Gooce creek on my way to Mt Vernon but being very much indisposed could not proceed. I would not chuse to give you any trouble except to settle an akcount with me once a Year was I able to advance money for Colo. Fairfax’s Uses. but as I am not I must call upon You for about fifty pounds wich is as small a Sum as will serve between this & Christmas at which time you...
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.
I thank you for your Trouble of contriving up a Sum of Money which I very much wanted, to enable me to dispatch five or six Hands out to Red Stone. If you have not had any information from Mr Thruston relative to that Country it may not be amis to inform you he is very much pleasd with it and I have understood particularly your property their, My Brother will start very soon & would gladly...
I receiv’d yours of the 4th Instant and am much obligd to you for inquireing into the State of things at Belvoir, as one word from you will be more observed by Daniel Stone than half a doz. letters from me, I have weekly proposed down their for Some time, and nothing but the consideration of promoteing Colonel Fairfax’s intrest has prevented me. things being much out of Order I was under a...
Letter not found: from Francis Willis, Jr., 29 May 1774. The letter is listed in Charles Heartman’s catalog, item 286, 12 Oct. 1929.
Since I wrote to you by the Colchester post, I receivd yours wherein you observe that Colonel Fairfax thinks that the raccoon branch might be rented at the highest bidder for fifty pounds a year. I am doubtful that he is not farther wrong than myself I do think that by seting it up the highest bidder it would over go thirty pounds but not withstanding that, I do not approve the plan. I want...
Letter not found: from Francis Willis, Jr., 1 Sept. 1774. The letter is listed in Thomas Birch’s Sons catalog no. 663, item 73, 21–23 April 1891.