George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Anthony Strother, 18 May 1760

From Anthony Strother

Fred[ericksburg] 18th May. 1760


I reciev’d yours, in answer to which I can only say that I think that Land was conveyd to your Father by Mr John Grant and his wife, and the money there ariseing was paid to me as Guardian to my Brothers Children to whom I paid it as the[y] came of age, so that I fear I shall be brought in my self, however as your right seems to be very clear, I only desire youl let it lye till I can consult the Gentlemen who married those Children who I will prevail on if possible either to refund the money, or submit it on the terms we did our dispute. they live at a great distance so that it will probably be a month or two before I can inform you what can be done.1 I am Sr Your most Humb. Sert

Anthony Strother

ALS, DLC:GW. The letter is docketed by GW “respg the Land bot of his Brotrs Estate.”

Anthony Strother, Sr., lived in Fredericksburg.

1For the identity of the people alluded to here and for a suggested explanation of the matter under discussion, see Robert Carter Nicholas to GW, 5 Jan. 1758, and notes.

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