Letter, George Washington to Burgess Ball, 1795 March 2
Scope and Contents
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.
- 1795 March 2
- Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Creator, Person)
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1 pages ; 19 x 22 cm
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