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[Gates County, N.C., 17 May 1791]. John Lewis as GW’s attorney conveys to John Cowper four tracts (approximately 1,093½ acres) of land at White Oaks Spring, Gates County, N.C., originally purchased by GW and Fielding Lewis from Marmaduke Norfleet on 26 April 1766. Signed and sealed by Lewis and witnessed by Dempsey Copeland, Riddick Hunter, Thomas Mann, and Arthur Jones. Typescript, NcU :...
Have received yours by Col. Lewis’s Man, and find he has not deliver’d my mesage as I directed, should have wrote to you had I bin accquainted of his going, but happen’d to find him in his journey to you, and deliver’d this mesage—to ask you if you had taken Mr. Carrs, and Mr. Jno. Woodsons, diposisions, as I have formerly requested, being at so great distance from me which made it...
Inclosd I send you a Coppy of Mr Cowpers Accot according to the payments that were to have been made He has never paid (without it has been within a very few weeks past) more than between three & four hundred pounds. His bonds I have parted with except the one I send you wch was in part of the last payment. I had every reason to believe I shoud have been able by Howell to have sent you the...
I recd your favor of the 8th Inst. I have never met with any other bill of Exchange among my Fathers Papers but the one Sent you I fear the Bill by some accident may be lost as I have frequently heard my Father complain of not being able to get money from Armisteads Estate[.] As he coud not get money for his own bill t’is more than probable he did not get the money for yours. I made no offer...
Since here, have made every enquiry respecting the Land which you wish’d to be informed of. As yet have not been able to get any satisfactory account of it. Mr Geo. May who sold the land to the late Doctr Skinner has promissd to make particular enquiry and give me the information which you want. I expect to leave this in two weeks on my way to New Orleans If I can get the information of the...
I make no doubt ere this you have heard of the death of my Father, his loss to his Family is truly great and Sincerely lamented. He has directed by his Will his share of the Dismal Swamp Lands to be sold. Also his part of the land purchas’d in Partnership with you bot of Naughflet & that bought between you Doctr Walker and himself of Docts. Wright & Jones. As the Estate is very considerably in...
According to your request I made every enquiry I cou’d when on the Monongahela and at Fort Pitt respecting the Situation of your Lands on the western Waters, as also of your Plantation under the care of Mr Simpson. I cou’d get no satisfactory account of either indeed the short time I was in that Country put it out of my power to get the information I cou’d have wished, it being only four days...
Being at Richmond for some time past did not get your favor of the 7th Inst. till yesterday. I have inclosd a Coppy of the Account you requested, the articles you stand Charged with ⟨not⟩ extended I will get the accot of from Mr Payne & send you. I think I have seen amg my Fathers papers a list of money he was to receive & pay away for you at one of the General Courts I have looked for it but...
I have to acknowledge the receipt of your favor of the 16th September with Mr Cowpers letters inclosd. I shoud have answered your letter e’er this had I not waited to hear from Mr Cowper in answer to a letter I wrote him the 14th November respecting the No. Carolina land. I have not had any answer to my letter which I am a little surprised at. Inclosed is a letter reed the begining of November...