George Washington Papers

To George Washington from James Crane, 2 April 1774

From James Crane

April 2d 1774

Hon’ble Sir

Inclos’d is an Acct against Colo. Fairfax which he desir’d me to apply to you to settle the ballance’s that he should leave unpaid, Therefore should be extremely oblige to your Honour to discharge it if possible and send the Money by Mr Francis Willis Junr.1 I am Hon’ble Sir Yours to Command

James Crane

ALS, CSmH. The letter is addressed “⅌ favour of Mr Willis.” On the cover is a list of figures in GW’s hand.

James Crane served as a deputy sheriff and sheriff in Berkeley County. After the Revolution he was one of the trustees for Charles Town, built on Charles Washington’s land. For George William Fairfax’s complaints about claims being presented against him in Virginia after his removal to England in 1773, see Fairfax to GW, 2 Mar. 1775.

1No account with James Crane has been found.

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