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From George Washington to Thomas Marshall, 2 January 1796

To Thomas Marshall

Philadelphia 2nd Jany 1796

Dear Sir,

Your favor of the 12th of August came safe to hand, and I thank you for discharging the taxes of my land, in Hardin County. Your draught on me shall be paid at sight; the order has not yet been presented.1

As setlers are removing fast (according to yours, & others information) towards Green River and among them, my nephew, Major George Lewis; I have determined to postpone the sale of my land on Rough creek of that River, until he gets fixed there; and can obtain such a price, as he will be restricted to. I am not less obliged to you however, for your endeavours to dispose of it; & for the enquires you have directed to be made, relative to the quality, of the land and other properties thereof: which when recd I wou’d thank you for communicating to me; With very great esteem & regard I am dear Sir Your obliged & Obt Servt

Go: Washington


1A reimbursement of Marshall for his payment of GW’s taxes in 1795 and 1796 is recorded in an entry of 2 Nov. 1796 (Household Accounts description begins Presidential Household Accounts, 1793–97. Manuscript, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. description ends ).

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