George Washington Papers

To George Washington from Daniel Call, 10 January 1799

From Daniel Call

Richmond January 10th 1799


When Mr Bushrod Washington was appointed a Judge, he put his business in the court of Chancery and court of Appeals into my hands. In consequence of which I take the liberty of inclosing you the within Copy of the decree of the Court of Chancery in the suit against West and others.1 I have the honor to be with the highest respect Sir your very huml. servt

Daniel Call


Daniel Call (c.1765–1848) of Richmond, compiler of the six-volume Reports of the Virginia Court of Appeals (Richmond, 1790–1818), was a member of the state council and a leading member of the Virginia bar.

1GW docketed Call’s letter: “Decree-in-Chancery 22d Sepr 1798 Washington agt Sundries respectg Ths Colvills Estate.” The enclosed decree has not been found. For references to the final settlement of the Colvill estate, see especially George Pearson to GW, 12 May 1797, n.1.

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