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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1785
|George Washington to John Fitzgerald about lands and projects on the Ohio, Kanawha and Potomac Rivers
|23 July 1785
|Washington, George (1732-1799)
|Correspondence; Business and financial document
|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.
|President Boundary or Property Dispute Land Transaction Law Commerce Surveying Canals Infrastructure Industry
|Fitzgerald, John (d. 1799) Washington, George (1732-1799)
|Mount Vernon, Virginia
|The Presidency; Merchants & Commerce; Industry; Law; Science, Technology, Invention
|The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
|Signer of the U.S. Constitution.
|The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
|Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859