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Waller, Benjamin, 1716-1786


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Letter, to Benjamin Waller, 1760 April 2

 Item — Box 1, Folder: 1760.04.02
Identifier: A-680.6
Scope and Contents

The letter deals with Washington's negotiations for the River Farm, then called Clifton's Neck. Clifton has sold land to Mr. [Thomson] Mason for a greater price after promising to sell it to him first--was told that Clifton had no clear title to land--nothing in writing, but terms agreed on--George Washington thinks only equitable way is to put up land for public auction, so all disputants will have equal chance to purchase it.

Dates: 1760 April 2