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A difference of opinion having arisen between the subscribers as to the construction of the words of a lease we wish to settle it amicably by a reference to persons in whose judgment & impartiality we have unqualified confidence. it is of yourselves we ask the favor to become our arbitrators, and to your award we agree mutually to submit. we are sorry to add that the question cannot be...
The bearer now comes for the trees you have taken care of for me, that is to say, my half of them. where there is only a single one of a kind, do not risk the taking it up. a graft from it another year will do as well for me. be so good as to have the roots of those sent well wrapt in straw to keep the cold air from them. I have some claim on Governor Lewis’s estate for monies furnished him...
By the Enquirer of the 19 th just now recieved here I see that the petition of Ashlin to build a dam across the river adjacent to Ross’s lands, & consequently not far above it’s mouth has been reported reasonable. where a mill dam assists navigation it is well to allow it because it becomes a public good. M c gruder’s I believe stands on this ground. Wood ’s
I send the inclosed letters to you as one of the executors of our late friend Governor Lewis . you probably know the fate of Poor Pierney his servant who lately followed his master’s example. the 1 st letter is from him stating his account. the 2 d & 3 d are from Christopher Suverman with whom he boarded till his death. Suverman
On my return from Bedford after an absence of 7. weeks I find here a great accumulation of letters and other business. as soon as I can dispatch the most pressing of these, I will take up the transactions with the representatives of mr Henderson and prepare a statement of the account for rents. this done I shall put the matter into the hands of my grandson to settle with you and to arbitrate...
To the honorable John Brown , Judge of the Superior court of Chancery holden at Staunton. Humbly complaining sheweth unto your Honor your Orator Thomas Jefferson of the county of Albemarle that Peter Jefferson father of your orator was in his lifetime seised and possessed as in feesimple of a certain tract of land called Shadwell , on the North side of the Rivanna river , and adjacent thereto...
By the bearer Davy, I send you, according to our arrangement, the following trees. No. 1. six Peach Apricots engrafted from an engrafted tree, of Italy. No. 2. two Bourdeaux Apricots, large & fine in quality. No. 3. two Peach trees from France, soft, said to be the finest ever seen. also a small bag containing about 100. Paccan nuts, fresh, for planting. wishing you all possible success with...
I recieve this instant, and at this place your letter of the 17 th     the property of the three younger children of Bennet Henderson dec d sold to me by their guardians , paid for while they were under age, and of which I am possessed, I am ready to give up, in consequence of their refusing confirmation; and I left directions accordingly with my grandson on leaving home. I will also pay any...
I have put into the hands of my grandson the papers and notes relative to the rents due to the three younger representatives of the late mr Henderson , and have left to him entirely the settlement of them, and whatever he does I will confirm and execute. he sets out to Richmond this morning, will return on Saturday, & then be always ready to finish the business. I am Sir PoC ( MHi ); on verso...
I lent you some time ago the London & Country brewer and Combrun’s book on the same subject. we are this day beginning, under the directions of Capt Millar , the business of brewing Malt liquors, and if these books are no longer useful to you I will thank you for them, as we may perhaps be able to derive some information from them. Accept the assurance of my respect & consideration. PoC ( MHi...