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Letter, Bushrod Washington to Warner Lewis, 1810 March 24

 Item — Box: 42, Folder: 1810.03.24
Identifier: A-372

Scope and Contents

A.L.S. 2 pages. Mount Vernon. Bushrod mentions receiving tax money for Mr. Turner's land -- will settle with your uncle [Lawr. Lewis] also will get him to sign the power of attorney so he can sell the Kentucky lands which belong to the devisees of Gen. Washington -- gives information of Kentucky lands: deed from Gen. Lee to Washington for 5000@ dated Nov. 5, 1798 -- was recorded in Kentucky court of appeals Dec. 7, 1799 -- gives James Nourse's description of tract of 2000@ on Rough Creek -- Philips certifies to adjoining tract, 3000@ -- Gen. Spotswood's favorable account of the adjoining country -- whole creek navigable -- other claims to parts of land -- one [Woodson ?] -- letter of Dec. 1802 from a Mr. Thomas Lewis claiming interference with his claim -- thinks there is a mistake -- Lawrence Lewis and Bushrod Washington will allow Warner Lewis reasonable compensation for visiting and examining the above lands. (virtually identical to another copy in collection, except that this one has docketing: "Copy of Letter and Power of Atty to Mr. W. Lewis".) Autograph letter signed, docketed by B.W., "Copy of Letter and Power of Atty to Mr. W. Lewis", silked, watermark. Name on original manuscript appears as "B. Washington." Photocopy in PS file.


  • 1810 March 24


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From the Collection: approx. 60 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

From the Box: English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121