George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Rufus Putnam, 25 February 1797

Philadelphia 25th Feby 1797

The printed notification (enclosed) gives a general description of the lands held by the subscriber on the Rivers Ohio & Kanhawa. For one more in detail, it is presumed the purchaser would choose to rely more on his own investigation, or on the report of an Agent, than on that of the Seller, and therefore it will not be attempted.

The price has been rising, and at present is eight dollars pr acre, (which has been refused for one of the advertised tracts on the Ohio river, not better, it is presumed, in quality). The terms of payment are made known in the printed Paper herewith.

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A Plat of the contemplated tract is enclosed.


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