From Thomas Hanson Marshall
Maryland the 8th of April 1770
Your’s Acquanting me that Mr West had Promissed to be at your house this Afternoon, In order to Run the Dividing Line between Washington & Spencer, came to hand,1 Th’o am afrade Shall not be able to give my self the Pleasure of Wating on You in the Morning, Owing to a Verry seveare Could, which affects me in Such a Manner, that I can scarsly git a Moment’s Rest. Should I be Better in the Morning will wate on you Arly. However should I not, don’t Doubt but you and Mr West will Lay the Dividing Line of, agreable to the True Intent and Desine thereof. I am yr Most Hble servt
Tho. Han. Marshall
1. All of the land on Mount Vernon Neck was part of the grant made in 1674 to Nicholas Spencer and John Washington. For GW’s survey made on 12 April, see Marshall to GW, 11 April, n.2, and Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 2:227. GW’s letter to Marshall has not been found.