George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Edmund Randolph, 3 July 1784

From Edmund Randolph

Richmond [Va.] July 3. 1784.

Dear sir

The register is now engaged in renewing your grants. They would have been prepared for this post, if the form had been the same, as that, which has been hitherto practised. I trust, that there is little doubt of their being forwarded by the next.1 I am Dear sir yr obliged & affte friend

Edm: Randolph

ALS, MH: Jared Sparks Collection.

1The correspondence between Randolph and GW regarding the grants to GW (made by Governor Dunmore on 15 Dec. 1772) of 10,900 acres on the Great Kanawha in Fincastle County and of 4,395 acres, 2,448 acres, and 2,314 acres on the Ohio in Botetourt County begins with Randolph’s letter of 19 Feb. 1784 and GW’s response of 18 March. Four new deeds, signed by Gov. Benjamin Harrison, were dated 6 July 1784. Copies of deeds for the tracts of 4,395 acres and 2,448 acres in Botetourt County are in DLC:GW. The deed for the 10,900 acres on the Great Kanawha was advertised for sale in April 1891 by Thomas Birch’s Sons, catalog 663, item 181.

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