William Peacey was considered a leading gentleman farmer in Britain in the late 18th century.
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Letter signed. Mount Vernon. Sends several letters of James Bloxham's--Bloxham undecided about staying longer than a year--"In a word he seems rather to have expected to have found well organized farms, than that the end and design of my employing him was to make them so."--if Bloxham's wife is to come, let her come on ship to Alexandria or nearby ports--she can pay for seed, implements, etc., and be repaid in Virginia.
Thanks for seeds--glad Caleb Hall did not come from England--thanks for offer to send blacksmiths & mill wrights, but needs none--no benefits for people of that kind to come over--"Whenever we have a regular & firm government established the prospect for these people will be much more pleasing."--Bloxham well.