Fairfax County, Gunston-Hall Sept. 28th. 1785.
I wrote you about a Month ago, by one Windsor, who went from this County, and promised to take particular Care of the Letter, which was inclosed under Cover to my friend Colo. Marshall, and I hope has come safe to Hand. I then expressed my Approbation of your having retained Mr. Innis, the Attorney General for me, and my Sense of the Obligation I was under for your very friendly Attention to my Interest; of which I shall ever retain the most grateful Remembrance. I at the same time inclosed you Copys of Wilison's Caveat agst. me, & my Caveat against him; and inform'd you that Mr. Thos. & Mr. James Barbour had, each of them separately entered Caveats against my several Surveys of 4,500—4.200—4.100—& 700 Acres. The Plats & other Papers had been before sent out by Colo. Marshall, and I make no Doubt have been long since forwarded to you. This will be deliver'd you by my Kinsman Capt. William Fitzhugh, who sets out in a few Days for the back Country, and is so obliging to take Charge of my Business there, while He stays in the Country. He tells me that he was inform'd last Week in Richmond, of your being appointed one of the Judges in the Supreme Court of the Western District; presumeing this Appointment is agreeable to you, I beg Leave to congratulate you upon it, tho' at the same time, I think you wou'd have found it more your Interest to have continued your Practice. In Case you leave the Bar, you will be pleased to put my Papers into the Hands of the Bearer Capt. Fitzhugh; whom I have desired to pay the Attorney General his retaining Fee, &c. and to give him the necessary Information in my Causes. I shall be glad to receive a Line from you, by the first safe Hand; and shall always rejoyce to hear of your Health, & Prosperity; being very sincerely, Dr Sir Your obliged & obdt. Servt.