Mount Vernon 11th July 1796.
Your Letter of the 5th instant came duly to hand. The preparatory arrangements for the sale of the Lands, remaining unsold, in the seven ranges of Townships in the No. Western territory being complete—I think from the accounts given of George Wallace, he would be a suitable character for the trust of superintending the sales at Pittsburgh in conjunction with the Governor or secretary of the North W. Territory, & desire he may be empowered accordingly. Genl John Nevill is, I conceive, a fit person to receive the money proceeding from these sales, & that from his other public employment he ought to do it upon more oeconomical terms, & if he will do it, let him be appointed thereto.
DLC: Papers of George Washington.