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I am of Opinion that by the Common Law, you cannot divert the natural course of the Run by cutting of a Race through your own Land; It being stated by Mr Washington that thereby J. Barry would be deprived of Water Necessary for his Cattle &c.—as on the Authorities—1 Bar Abridgement 45.54. Carth. 117. Com. 69. 5 Mod. &c. I also am of opinion that was a Jury by an order of Court founded on a...
I do not think you would be safe in purchasing the Land in dispute between Messrs West and Posey. that is that you would be liable to the penalities of the Statute 32 H 8 ch9 which I have Transcribed & herewith send you for your perusal—It does not appear by this Statute that Bonds &c. respecting Sales of pretenced titles are void; It only Subjects the purchasor to a forfeiture of the Value of...
I must premise to you, That I profess an Intire ignorance of the Laws and proceedings of the Courts of Justice, of the Island of Jamaica; and therefore what I say respecting any proceedings had or to be had there, or of any matter to depend upon the Laws and decisions there, is merely matter of conjecture, not founded in certainty. If then the Laws and Court proceedings there, do not...
I hope that my indisposition will be received as a sufficient excuse for my not having done your Lease sooner, and for the Several black lines and erasements in it, when done; had I been perfectly well, they should not have appeared; however I hope that it will appear sufficiently plain & legible for the Printers—I have made it as short as I could, to be substantial which I flatter myself it...
The Lease which you have & which I immagine you Intended to have sent, instead of an Inventory of Col. Fairfax’s Furniture &c., may be made to answer every purpose by an Erasement of the words, “his Executors, Administrators and Assigns[”] in three places. Viz. have demised, granted & to farm lett on and by these presents do Demise, grant & to farm let unto the said his Executors, Admtrs &...
Your favor of the 24 I received, and having Examined the Record furnished by Mr Wagener, I find it is so full, and contains so clear a state of ⟨ mutilated ⟩ proceedings, which have been had in the Cause, from the Original Writ, down to the Execution & Sheriffs Return thereupon, that I cannot say any thing that will give you or Mr Pendleton a clearer Idea or conception of the matter: he will...
Letter not found: from Lt. Col. Robert Hanson Harrison, 18 Jan. 1777. On 20 Jan. GW wrote Harrison that George Johnston “deliverd me your Letter of the 18th last night.”
To His Excellency George Washington Esquire, General and Commander in Chief of the Forces of the United States of America. We, the Commissioners appointed by Your Excellency, “to confer, determine and agree upon a Treaty and Convention, for the exchange of Prisoners of War, and for all matters whatsoever, which may be properly contained therein” beg leave to report— That in pursuance of Your...
To His Excellency George Washington Esquire General and Commander in chief of the Forces of the United States of America. We the Commissioners appointed by Your Excellency, “to confer, determine and agree upon a Treaty and Convention for the exchange of Prisoners of War, and for all matters whatsoever which may be properly contained therein,” beg leave to report— That, agreeable to Your...
Report of Lieutenant Colonels, Robert Hanson Harrison & Alexander Hamilton Commissioners &ca. To His Excellency General Washington— We, the Commissioners appointed by your Excellency for the purposes specified in the powers to us given on the 30th of November last—Beg leave to Report— That in pursuance of your instructions, we repaired to Amboy on Monday the 7th instant at 11 oClock; where we...