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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...
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.”
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...
In my way to this place I met with your Letter of the 10th of Jany at Dumfries—In consequence of which, I immediately wrote to Mr Willis (having an oppertunity so to do) desiring him to go to Belvoir, & after examining & considering every thing maturely, to give me his opinion of the Rent which ought to be set upon your Interest there (collectively or seperately) that I might, by knowing the...
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.”
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...
I will take the best care I can of your Letters, that for Mr Waite shall be sent to him, and an answer got, if he works for Mr Page near Fredericksburg —Anthony and I have examined your Wheels, and find one of them so decayed in the knave that it woud sink under the first load; I have therefore forbid his wasting time in making an Axle, but to get a pair of Wheels from one of my Plantn Carts,...
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.”