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Collection Reference Number GLC00967
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1788 
Title George Washington to John Polson about managing lands
Date 28 September 1788
Author Washington, George (1732-1799)  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Replies to a letter from Polson delivered by Captain Samuel Milford, stating that he did not receive a letter Polson claimed to have sent. Reports that all information regarding Polson's land on the Great Kanawha River is communicated through Milford, whose ship remains near Williamsburg, Virginia. Suggests that Polson acquire an agent closer to Richmond, Virginia, to handle the matter of the Kanawha land. Expresses ignorance concerning "the Lands which were granted to the Virginia Regiment raised in 1754, after Patents were obtained for them, except those of my own."
Subjects Land Transaction  President  French and Indian War  Soldier's Pay  Westward Expansion  
People Polson, John (fl. 1780-1788)  Washington, George (1732-1799)  Milford, Samuel (fl. 1788)  
Place written Mount Vernon, Virginia
Theme Agriculture; The Presidency; French & Indian Wars; Merchants & Commerce
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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