Aquia 7th Octor 1796.
Yours of the 28th Augt on the subject of the bond you hold of my Fathers I have received.
I find on inquiry of my Father that he has conveyed the Land to Mr Muse, my Father says he saw you about seven years ago in Alexandria, and that he then informed you, that Muse had made application to him to convey this Land, but he refused to do so, untill he received instruction from you, he also mentioned that you told him you had at that time forgot every thing relative to the business. but you cou’d inform yourself as soon as you got to Mount Vernon, and if Mr Muse was not to have the conveyance made; you would write him in a few days, and if you did not write him he was then to make the conveyance as Mr Muse had requested—I think my Father mentioned that you and Muse had made an exchange of Lands—that Mr Muse held land joining your large tract on the Kanhawoi, and as you wished your land all in one body you had made the exchange—these circumstances may perhaps bring to your recollection what is the exact situation of the business—The conveyance my Father made Mr Muse has been recorded in the General Court at Richmond—I am Sir, Yr most obt Servt
John W. Bronaugh
DLC: Papers of George Washington.