George Washington Papers

Tobias Lear to Edmund Randolph, 23 February 1791

Tobias Lear to Edmund Randolph

February 23rd 1791

Dear Sir,

The President has desired me to transmit to you the enclosed containing a copy of a bill exhibited in the High Court of Chancery of Virginia relative to certain lots drawn as prizes in Colonel Bird’s lottery, and to request that you would take some opportunity to remind him of the business, and do the necessary in it before his departure from this place.1

The President thinks he shall be too much engaged for two or three days to attend to the matter—but after that you will be good enough to consult your own time. I have the honor to be very respectfully, Dear Sir, Your most obedient servant

Tobias Lear.


1The enclosure has not been found. On William Byrd’s land lottery, see Cash Accounts, May 1769, n.10; Randolph to GW, 2 Aug. 1789, n.1.

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