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Anderson, James, 1745-1807



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Letter, from James Anderson, 1796 September 11

 Item — Box: 29, Folder: 1796.09.11
Identifier: A-283.109
Scope and Contents Anderson writes that his failure to answer Washington’s earlier queries was not caused by deceit--he then relates his background and experience in farming north of Edinburgh, Scotland, in the English border lands, and in America--he came to U.S. in 1791--has seen Mt. Vernon estate--mentions the distillery he runs on Salvington plantation and that he thinks a properly conducted distillery of much gain to owner--mentions crop rotation and the use of manure as necessary components in improving...
Dates: 1796 September 11