George Washington Papers

To George Washington from James Welch, 24 January 1798

From James Welch

Alexandria Ja[nuar]y 24 1798


I take the liberty of sending to you for Copies of the Plats of the Land I leased of you[.]1 Doctor James Craig informs me you have Copies of the Plats. I’ll take Particular care of them & return them to you as quick as I get them Copyed, a few days ago I happened in Company with Mr Joseph Massey Surveyer in the North Western Territory he mentioned that You wou’d not hold the Lands you claim’d on the Miamies, the reason why I do not Know, but by applying to Mr Massey I Expect you can get full information.2 I am Sir your Excellys Obt St

James Welch


1For Welch’s leasing of GW’s Kanawha lands, see particularly Welch to GW, 29 Nov. 1797, n.1.

2GW wrote to Winthrop Sargent on 27 Jan. and to Rufus Putnam on 28 Jan., both in the Northwest Territory, asking them to investigate Joseph Massey’s report that GW was about to lose his lands on the Little Miami. See also GW to James McHenry, 28 January.

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