George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Robert Morris, 5 February 1795

To Robert Morris

Philadelphia Feby 5th 1795.

Dear Sir,

If any land, of which I am possessed on the Ohio River, is thought an eligable site for a town; and those who wish to see one established thereon, and, at the sametime, are disposed to promote the measure; will come forward with some digested plan, in writing, for my consideration, no unfounded objections will, I am persuaded, be made on my part.1

I take the liberty of making this communication to you, for as much as you have been the medium of its being mentioned to Dear Sir Your Obedt & Affecte H: Ser⟨vt⟩

Go: Washington

ALS, NHi: Henry O’Reilly Collection.

1It seems likely that this letter resulted from some preliminary approach by Jean Savary de Valcoulon, who was working on plans to develop, in conjunction with Morris, towns on the Ohio River. For his “digested plan,” see Savary de Valcoulon to GW, 19 March.

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