From Thomas Marshall1
Buck-pond [Virginia] March 9, 1792. “Permit me to return you my grateful thanks for your very polite & friendly letter2 accompanying the Commission of Inspector of Revenue for the seventh survey of the District of Virginia.…”
ALS, RG 58, General Records, 1791–1803, National Archives.
1. Thomas Marshall, father of John Marshall, had served in various county and state offices in Virginia before becoming a colonel in the Continental Army. After the American Revolution he moved from Virginia and opened a surveyor’s office in Kentucky. As a Federalist he supported the new government and used his influence to keep Kentucky in the Union. His home farm of “Buck Pond” was a part of the extensive land holdings which he accumulated in Virginia and Kentucky. For his appointment as inspector of the revenue, see Tobias Lear to H, August 13, 1791, and H to Lear, August 31, 1791.
2. Letter not found.