The Resource Letter from records of the Virginia Land Office from Fielding Lewis to Colonel George Washington

Letter from records of the Virginia Land Office from Fielding Lewis to Colonel George Washington

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Letter from records of the Virginia Land Office from Fielding Lewis to Colonel George Washington, 1775
Title
Letter from records of the Virginia Land Office from Fielding Lewis to Colonel George Washington
Inclusive dates
1775
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eng
Summary
This record contains a letter dated 1775 Apr 23 from Lewis requesting instructions regarding the disposition of several surveys made for Washington but in Lewis's possession, particularly a survey of 578 acres sent to Washington by Mr. Thomas Lewis for land on the Ohio River. He also refers to repairs being made on his home at Kenmore and to the impending war with Great Britain. Lewis specifically mentions an effort to procure powder from Baltimore and asks Washington to send powder from Philadelphia if the effort fails
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Agency history record describes the history and functions of the Virginia Colonial Land Office (Search Virginia Colonial Land Office as author).
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Biographical or historical data
Fielding Lewis was a successful merchant from Fredericksburg, Virginia. He served as a colonel in the American Revolution and married Betty Washington, George Washington's only sister. Fielding began construction on the mansion at Kenmore in 1769, moving into the home in the fall of 1775. Although a respiratory ailment kept him from serving as a soldier, he played a substantial role in supporting the troops, providing provisions and ships, as well as building a gun manufactory in Fredericksburg. He died in 1781, soon after the British surrender at Yorktown.
Cataloging source
VIC
Citation location within source
entry no. 5
Citation source
Land Office Inventory
Label
Letter from records of the Virginia Land Office from Fielding Lewis to Colonel George Washington
Link
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=lva/vi04816.xml
Note
These records are part of the Virginia Land Office record group (RG#4)
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1
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There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Secretary of the Commonwealth
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000486375
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item

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