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A day or two ago I received your letter of the 4th instant. As it is more than probable that my tenants on Goose Creek must have resolved, ’ere this, to go or stay; any opinion I can now give with respect to the terms, will have arrived too late. If the case however should be otherwise, get the best Rent you can from them for the ensuing year, or even let them remain on the old Rent; as I am...
I do by these presents give, and (if Deeds of Conveyance should not have been made before) hereby oblige my heirs, Executors and Administrators to fulfil, all the Lands which I hold on Deep run, or its branches in the County of Fauquier unto my Nephew Robert Lewis and to his heirs or Assigns forever. Given under my hand and Seal this 13th day of August 1796 Privately owned.
We arrived at this place on Monday last, where it is probable I shall remain until the middle of August, when public business will require my attendance in Philadelphia until towards the end of September. I shall then return to this place again, for Mrs Washington, with whom in the latter part of October I shall make my last journey, to close my public life the 4th of March; after which no...
Your letter of the 6th Ulto has been duly received; & this will go under cover to Mr Pearce; as, from the tenor of it, it is not unlikely you may be at Mount Vernon about this time. You do not seem to understand me yet, relative to the mode of paying my Rents. I neither want every driblet, as it is received, sent to Mr Pearce or deposited in the Bank of Alexandria; nor the whole withheld...
Your letter of the 17th of last month did not reach my hands until the evening before last. Why so long delayed, I know not; because the passage from you to me, is certain; after the letter is once in the line of the Posts; tho uncertain from me to you: and for that reason it has become expedient for you to let me know to whose care (since your mother has left Fredericksburgh) letters for you...
Upon my return to this place from Philadelphia, about the middle of last month, I found your letter of Sepr 1st and the sum of Four hundred and seventy five pounds ten shillings & two pence which you had deposited in the hands of Mr Dandridge on account of your collection of my Rents which will be placed, as desired, to your credit. I am sorry you should have been so unsuccessful in purchasing...
Not having heard from you for sometime, I am desirous of knowing whether you have purchased any of my Berkeley, or Frederick Leases? and if not, whether the prospect of doing it is so favorable as to amount almost to a certainty of accomplishing the measure? If neither, I desire you would give up the idea of purchasing, and let me have the money you have collected; with the names of the...
Your letter of the 17th Ult. came duly to hand—but the pressure of business in which I am always involved whilst Congress are in Session, has prevented my acknowledging the receipt of it at an earlier date. and now, I may not be so full as you might wish; but shall touch upon the several points of your letter, and in the order they stand there. If the tenants are not punctual in the discharge...
Your letter of the 19th Instt has been received, & I will answer such parts as require it. The money in your hands, belonging to me, may be lodged in Alexandria, & made subject to Mr William Pearce (my manager) his order. This will answer all the purposes of your coming down, if he is advised thereof—At the sametime write, & transmit me the accts, that I may see who have paid, and who are...
If in a letter, not long since written to you, you were authorized to rent the Small tract of land I hold on Difficult run, in Loudoun County, I now desire that you will not do it. I have had some Overtures for the purchase of it; and have been offered five pounds an Acre, giving credit, which I was willing to do; but the thing that parted us at that time, and may possibly do so forever, was...