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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Documents Relating to 1788
|George Washington to John Polson about managing lands
|28 September 1788
|Washington, George (1732-1799)
|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."
|Land Transaction President French and Indian War Soldier's Pay Westward Expansion
|Polson, John (fl. 1780-1788) Washington, George (1732-1799) Milford, Samuel (fl. 1788)
|Mount Vernon, Virginia
|Agriculture; The Presidency; French & Indian Wars; Merchants & Commerce
|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