Ball, Burgess, 1749-1800
Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:
Letter, Burgess Ball to George Augustine Washington, 1785 January 10
Letter, Burgess Ball to George Augustine Washington, 1785 February 25
Letter, Burgess Ball to George Augustine Washington, 1785 April 11
Letter, George Washington to Burgess Ball, 1795 March 2
George Washington writes to Burgess Ball, regarding Ball's interest in the federal government purchasing some of his land for the construction of an arsenal. Washington indicates that he will leave the matter to the Secretary of War, Timothy Pickering, and not discuss it further, lest their family connection lend an appearance of impropriety. Ball was married to Frances Washington, the daughter of George's brother Charles. Autograph letter, signed. 3 pages.
Letter, Timothy Pickering to Burgess Ball, 1795 July 20
Timothy Pickering, Secretary of War and signer of the Declaration of Independence, writes to Burgess Ball to inform him that the president has not selected his Potomac land for the location of a federal arsenal. Autograph letter, signed. 1 page.
Letter, to Burgess Ball, 1794 March 16
Letter, to Burgess Ball, 1790 December 19
Impossible to arrange an exchange of property with Ball, who wishes to have land held by George Washington in Berkeley County. Not possible because property leased to tenants and value greater than Ball believes it to be. Would be willing to work an exchange, however, for some of his land west of the Alleghany River.
Power of attorney, Charles Washington to Burgess Ball, 1789 October 19
D.S. 1 page. Appoints Burgess Ball attorney in his own behalf for division of estate of his mother, Mary Washington. Poor condition. Document signed, fragment, laminated, badly charred by fire, docketed Chs. Washi[ngton] Powe[r of Attorney]. Signed by Chas. Washington. Witnessed by M. Frame and Fielding Augusting Lewis.
- Correspondence 4
- Domestic animals 1
- Federal government 1
- Real property 1
- Slavery 1