George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Gabriel Jones, 25 March 1768

From Gabriel Jones

March 25th 1768

Dear sir

I have only time to inform you, that I received your’s at Frederick last Court,1 & have communicated the Contents to Mesrs Madison & Lewis my Neighbours, they agree with me, of the right of your demand agt Mr Strother’s estate, & as soon as you fix the sum paid, you may draw on me for our proportionable parts, Mesrs Henry Tyler, Francis Tyler & John Frogg are the other person’s who married Mr Strothers daughters.2 I am with True esteem & respect Dear sir Yr most Obedt, humble Servt

Gabriel Jones

ALS, DLC:GW. The letter was addressed to GW, “Recommended to the care of Colo. Fieldg Lewis in Fredericksburg” and “To be left at Alexandria.” GW docketed the letter: “Relating to my claim ⟨mutilated⟩ Wm Strothers Estate.” For information on the Strother dispute, see Robert Carter Nicholas to GW, 5 Jan. 1758, and notes, GW to Anthony Strother, 18 May 1760, and Gabriel Jones to GW, 3 May 1768.

1The most recent meeting of the Frederick County Court was from 1 through 5 Mar., except for a special sitting on 14 March.

2John Madison, Thomas Lewis, and Gabriel Jones, all of Augusta County, married three of William Strother’s daughters, Agatha, Jane, and Margaret, respectively. Henry Tyler of Stafford County, his brother Francis, and John Frogg were married to Alice, Ann, and Elizabeth, the remaining Strother daughters.

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