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I most Sincerely Congratulate you & Mrs Washington on your Return, to Mt Vernon—and to that Domestic & Rural life, in which Real happiness & peace of mind is only to be found—and you both have my Sincere wishes, that the Remainder of yr days may be long, and that they may be enjoyed, in an uninterupted sceene of health & felicity. On the 3d day of april I take my departure for Kentucky—if you...
Yours of the 26 inst. Covering a copy of your favr dated Philada 1st feby 97 (the rect of which I really thought I had in my last to you acknowledged, but now find, I neglected so to do—) came to hand yesterday. Since the rect of yours dated philada I have rode to town four times to see and Converse with Majr Lewis as you requested, but never have been so fortunate as to find him at home, and...
Haveing already wrote you respecting your lands purchased of general Lee, Laying on Rough Creek—shall now only observe, that I arrived on them with the gentlemen, mutually chosen by Lee and myself, to Vallue the Same; on the 25 of may after traceing the lines so as to Keep us within the bounds of the two tracks; we proceeded to Traverse the Same, and found the two tracts to consist of as...
I arrived at home on the 19th inst. and now repeat the 3d time my information to you of yr Rough creek lands. On the 25 of may I got on the lands, with a Surveyor, and the gentlemen, appointed by Lee & myself to Vallue the Same—after traceing the lines so as to keep us within the bounds of the land; we proceeded to traverse the two tracts and found them to consist of as follows; 1st Rooling...
Since my return home I have seen charles Davis, The man that I had in view, to procure for you, as a Butler, and house keeper—he Tells me his Wages is raised from £50 to £90—so that my expectations is baffled as to him—I shall go to Town to morrow—and shall make application to another young man in the Same line of charles Davis; he is a neat decent young man—of Reputable parents—and I beleive...
A promise to Spend two days with Mr Brent: delaid my arriveal in Frederickburg until the Seventh Inst., when I got from the post office your favr of the 23d of August covering your advertisement for a house keeper, or household Steward. Shortly after and on the same day I had the Pleasure of Being in Company with Mrs Corbin, and enquired about the health and good Character of the person who...
In my last I gave you my reasons for not haveing your advertisement for a housekeeper, or household Steward Published sooner. This day I saw Eastice—but he haveing lately had a Legacy left him, declines entering into the Service of any person. I shall now write to Mr Hoomes at the Bowling Green, & describe such a person as you want, and beg his assistance—in a few days I shall go to...
I am sorry to inform you, with all my exertions I have not been Able to procure a household Steward. I have applied to three persons either of whoom would have Suited, but I could not prevail on either to Engage. Mr Hoomes whose assistance I Solicited in this business, has just wrote me word, that his enquieries for a Suitable person, has not been crown’d with Success—nor did he know of any...
I am just returned from Richmond, and am happy to inform you, That I have at last procured a man, who I beleive is capable of acting as a household Steward, and pleased with the Idea of entering into your Service. his name is Rawlins; and Recommended to me by his brother; who Says, he is 22 years of age, writes a fine hand, and well acquainted with figures, haveing been brought up in a Store,...
Your favr of the 1st Inst. came to hand yesterday; I am happy that you have the prospect of geting a house keeper for Mrs Washington & hope she may please. Rawlings being at present engaged, can Suffer no inconvenience Therefore I shall keep him in Suspence for ten days, for fear you may be disapointed in the Woman you expect—should this be the case, you can then resort to Rawlins, should you...