More Details for: Mount Vernon, [Va.], to [Charles] Willia

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Letter [manuscript] : Mount Vernon, [Va.], to [Charles] Williamson, Genessee [i.e. Genesee, N.Y.], 1798 Jan. 19.

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Main Author: Washington, George
Other Names: Williamson, Charles,
Topics: Land speculation - New York (State) - Genesee Region - History - 18th century - Sources. | Manuscripts, American - Virginia - Mount Vernon (Estate) | Real property - New York (State) - Genesee Region - History - 18th century - Sources. | Washington, George, 1732-1799 - Correspondence. | Washington, George, 1732-1799 - Autographs. | Williamson, Charles, 1757-1808 - Correspondence. | Burwell, Lewis, d. 1800.
Regions: Genesee Region (N.Y.) - History - 18th century - Sources.
Genres: Correspondence - Virginia - Mount Vernon (Estate) - 1798. | Autographs (Provenance) - Virginia - Mount Vernon (Estate) - 1798.
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Main Author: Washington, George, 1732-1799.
Physical Description: 1 item (1 folded sheet (4 p.)) ; 23 cm.
Summary: Letter of introduction for Lewis Burwell, Jan. 19, 1798, written by George Washington to Charles Williamson, the resident agent for London speculators who had purchased a huge tract in New York's Genesee country from Robert Morris. Washington introduces Burwell, a fellow Virginian and former Revolutionary War militia colonel, as a proprietor or potential proprietor of Genesee lands who was intending to tour the region.
Notes: Forms part of the Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library)
In box with title: Washington to Williamson 1798.
Text of letter on p. [1]; endorsement on p. [4]
Other Names: Williamson, Charles, 1757-1808.
Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library)
Newberry Library. Manuscript. Ayer MS 964.

More Details for: Mount Vernon, [Va.], to [Charles] Willia