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Collection Reference Number GLC03818
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1785 
Title George Washington to John Fitzgerald about lands and projects on the Ohio, Kanawha and Potomac Rivers
Date 23 July 1785
Author Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Recipient Fitzgerald, John  
Document Type Correspondence; Business and financial document
Content Description General Washington discusses legal matters regarding his disputed land holdings on the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers, with his former aide-de-camp. Refers to a forthcoming survey of the Potomac River, necessary for a canal-building enterprise he sought to undertake as the first President of the Potomac Company. Expresses concern that he will be unable to simultaneously handle legal matters at both locations.
Subjects President  Boundary or Property Dispute  Land Transaction  Law  Commerce  Surveying  Canals  Infrastructure  Industry  
People Fitzgerald, John (d. 1799)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Place written Mount Vernon, Virginia
Theme The Presidency; Merchants & Commerce; Industry; Law; Science, Technology, Invention
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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