TRANSCRIPT GLC 4043
George Washington. Autograph letter signed: Mount Vernon,
to Daniel Carroll, 1787 Jan. 9. 2 p.
Mount Vernon 9 Jany 1787
Your letter of the 26th. Ult. did not reach me till within
these 3 days, or it should have received an earlier acknowledgment.
The land I advertised for Sale in Fayette County containing
1650 acres or thereabouts, by the Patents, may, as a tract,
be considered as equal to any in that County, or Country;
but as it is my wish that the purchaser should examine it,
I will say no more than that there is an appearance of a rich
Iron Ore at the door of the Mill, which is now much out of
Small tracts of land in the vicinity of this, of the same
quality have sold for three pounds & upwards Penns[ylvania].
Curr[enc]y an Acre. But if one person will take the whole
of mine, I would let it go for Forty shillings that money
an Acre (payable in Specie) one fourth down, the other three
fourths in annual payments, with interest  from the date
of the Bonds; perhaps a longer time might be allowed.
I am Sir
Your very Hble Serv
Mr D. Carroll.
Notes: Published in Fitzpatrick, Writings of Washington, 29: