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Letter, Burgess Ball to George Augustine Washington, 1785 February 25

 Item — Box: 9, Folder: 1785.02.25
Identifier: A-680.22

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 Posterity will have a pretty Farm in such perfection as will require but few slaves to manage it."--intends same for all his property--Sam.[G.A.W.'s brother] bought wagon and will visit soon--will go to Sweet Springs to improve wife's health--G.A.W.'s lots in good condition--has received no rents for him--Callender should collect them--the Magnolia are produced from the Seed which are contained in Cones ..."--will go to Botonast nearby to get information and some seeds. Autograph letter signed, integral cover, docketed by G.A.W., "Recd 1st Apl. 85". Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Ball."


  • 1785 February 25


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From the Collection: approx. 60 Linear Feet

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