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Your Letter of advice dated the 19th of Last month by Major Willis I received by that Gentleman with three Counter Part of Leases—I shall attend to your Instruction and act in all Cases To the Best of my Knowledge and as tho for my Self. the Laws and Costoms of this Country must be on another Footing to Compel Tenants or others To fulfill their Engagement than they are in at this Time, I do...
I have Seen Mr Scott and Proposed To Him To have the Line Established between you as You desired—Mr Scott desires that you will Bring Suit agt Him in Fauquier court To may Court —He Sayes that the court may Grant and order To apoint Colo. Peyton Colo. Powell—Capn Turner Capn Moffitt County Surveyer—Mr Morze [Mauzey] Deputy C. Surveyer To fix the Corner and Establish the Line[.] Mr Scott Sayes...
Your Letter with three Counterparts of Leases by Magor Willis I received a few days ago —For which I am much oblige To you. I shall attend To your Commands & will do Every thing in my Power To Serve you. I have Endeavoured To Collect a Sum of money for you—I have not received one Shilling Since I wrote you Last—the Tenants in Frederick are distressed—they will not Pay untill their Repleveys...
By Maj. Geo. Washington I expect you received your rentroll & accts, about the 16th of Instant I wrote you To the Care of Mr W. Hodgson in Alexandria Inclosed a Bill for £20 on Mr Wales, I have only received £17.3.9 To this day, Since I Sent down my accts altho I have been Pushing For the rents, as I expected you wanted Money Knowing that but Little Can be made From the Farming or Planting...
Since I wrote To you by Magor George Washington —I have Sent Expresly To Every Tenant under me altho they all had been Called on the First of January yet they have not Provided Payment at this Time. I have received only £17.3 9—I have not the Least Expectation of receiveing any money until april and then but Little Considering the Ballance due I have several replivey Bonds been due last...
Your Favour dated the 18th of Last month Came To hand yesterday The one From Mr Lear dated the 28th of Instant the day before yours, on the same subject—Colo. Warner Washingtons acct Incld, I am Extremely Sorry you should have Cause to Suspect me on any acct Either of Fraud or Delay in Executing your commands—had you been a witness To my Sittuation I think you would have been more Favorable in...
My being Taken Very Ill in Fauquier County on yours & Colo. Fairfaxes Business Last Month Prevented my geting Home untill the 9th of Instant at this Time not able to do much, therefore I wish to be Excused in not Complying with my Promise in Visiting you this month, as Soon as I am able I Shall Send down your accts agreeable To your request I have not received one Shilling Since I saw you, &...
Mr Lear Informed me that you did not Think Proper To deliver Colo. Fairfax Papers without Informing Mr F. Fairfax of the matter, I Sent up To Mr Fairfax, In consequnce of which He has come down —My Illness and uncertainty of my waggones Comeing Tomorrow will Ocation my Puting of waiteing on you untill Some Time Next month at which Time I shall Bring with me your accts in order To make a full...
If my waggone Comes to this Place Next Friday—or before, as I have directed—I Shall waite on you For Colo. Fairfaxes Desk and Papers—I have no order for them—the Executors said it was not Necessary—as my Power of attorney was Sufficient To Call for them —If you think it Necessary To List the Papers I Shall be Glad it Could be done before I Come down—Should any accident Prevent my going To...
The bad state of Health and Business Since I have been down Prevented my Caling at Mount vernon untill this day—I was Sorry not To Find you at Home—My Engagements at this Place Prevented my staying for your return—If you desire To See me I will Endeavour To waite on you on Friday otherwise I wish To Push towards Home —If Mr Lear Should be at this place Tomorrow I will Pay the Ballance To Close...