From Edmund Pendleton, Jr.
May 23. 1773
I received your favour at Wmsburg,1 and deferred answering of it until I could see Mr Armistead.2 The money arising from the Sales of those Negroes Mortgaged by Colo. Moore to Colo. Baylor, is not sufficient to discharge Colo. Baylor’s engagements by near £3000. and the debts due him, got in only as fast as will make easy with his own Creditors; The Executors could wish you would wait til next Spring, for that they intend to sell some of the Estate this fall payable then. If it is out of your power to wait that time, you will please take the further trouble of writing me another Letter, that I may advise the Executors of your determination.3 I am Sir Your very Humble Servant
Edm: Pendleton jr
ALS, DLC:GW. Edmund Pendleton, Jr., Edmund Pendleton’s favorite nephew, was the son of John Pendleton.
1. The letter has not been found.
2. Mr. Armistead is probably John Armistead, planter, of Caroline County, son-in-law and executor of John Baylor.
3. John Baylor, one of Bernard Moore’s trustees, had died the previous year. For Moore’s indebtedness to the Custis estate and the sale of his slaves, see Settlement of the Daniel Parke Custis Estate, doc. III-B, 20 April 1759–5 Nov. 1761, n.28, and Moore to GW, 11 May 1772, n.1.