Letter, James Biggs to George Washington, May 10, 1759

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Title

Letter, James Biggs to George Washington, May 10, 1759

Subject

Custis Estate

Description

A letter concerning an appraisal of the Custis plantation in Northampton County. James Biggs was the overseer of that plantation.

Creator

James Biggs

Source

Fields, Joseph E. 'Worthy Partner': The Papers of Martha Washington. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994

Publisher

Greenwood Press

Date

1759-05-10

Contributor

Joseph E. Fields, editor

Language

eng

Type

Published version of manuscript document

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Citation

Fields, Joseph E. 'Worthy Partner': The Papers of Martha Washington. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994.

Rights Holder

Custis Papers, Virginia Historical Society

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Sir                                                                            May 10th 1759

According to your Command (I have) sent you as near as I am able (mutilated) accot of the nigros and stocks (mutilated) Rest of the (Estate) of Colo. Custis on this Shore Except (in) Smith's 1sland which I omited on accot of its being Rented out -but if meteral may be seen by a leas that Mr Vollentime has in his pirsession heare is som corn which is sold tho not delivered yet and will be about 1000 Bushells

(illegible) am at Command your humble sevt.

                                                                 James Biggs

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Autograph Letter Signed

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How to Cite this Item

James Biggs, "Letter, James Biggs to George Washington, May 10, 1759," in Martha Washington, Item #356, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/356 (accessed December 14, 2018).