Ball, Burgess, 1749-1800
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Item — Box: 9, Folder: 1785.01.10
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 2 pages. Can write oftener now--post leaves regularly--everyone sick--Miss Butler Thornton died of sore throat--Fanny's health improved by nursing George--sending Betsy to Fredericksburg for education--[Fanny is his wife and G.A.W.'s sister]--house not finished--has partnership in store at Germana--hopes to complete mills by winter next year--advises G.A.W. to build store or warehouses on his land--" ... anythg. is preferable to an Estate in Land and negroes, which are not only...
Dates: 1785 January 10
Item — Box: 9, Folder: 1785.02.25
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 3 pages. Fox Neck. Letter by Maj. Jones--read in paper account of arrival in Charleston and health is restored--he should go to Sweet Springs in June - Oct.--"A Virginia Estate is attended with such care, anxiety, and trouble, that it will in some measure prevent our Ease and Happiness ..."--has rented out "Traveller's Rest" with stock, etc. to Mr. Young, an English farmer--lays off farm in equal lots of 40 A. with ditches and fencing--"From this I shall get somethg. certin, and my...
Dates: 1785 February 25
Item — Box: 9, Folder: 1785.04.11
Scope and Contents A.L.S. 3 pages. Spotsylvania City. His letter not received--death of his baby [George] of the humour in his head--" ... the old Lady (Mrs. Washington [Mary]) not long ago had a violent fall from her steps wch had nearly broke her arm. It is now getting so yd. she has some little use of it."--Col. Jno. Thronton will let G.A.W. have horse on good terms--rents--Capt. Callender expects him to draw upon him and his friends--goes to Sweet Springs if he can raise money--hopes to complete his race, dam...
Dates: 1785 April 11
Item — Box: 16, Folder: 1789.10.19
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1789 October 19