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To Walter Jones

Dr Sir

     The enclosed circular addressed t[o] the residuary legatees under the will of Genl Washigtn and the answer which accompanies it will explain to you the general nature of the Suit which Maj. Lewis & myself wish to engage in.

     I have also prepared the bill and forwarded by this conveyance to Mess. Iwan & Tayler. I have undertaken this part of the labor from the anxiety we feel that the accounts should be referred during the present court to a commissioner who may have time during the summer to settle the same and to make a report to the next cession of the court & from a Knowledge of your & their engagements in court.

     I will thank you to unite with Messrs. Irwan & Tayler in obtaining this order; and as Mr Alexr Moore has twice settled our accounts under orders of the Fairfax Coun. court after a laborious examination of all the papers it is desirable that reference should be made to him if consistent with the rules of the court.

     Will you be so good as to enquire of him if he is willing to undertake the business; If he is not you & the opposite council will act as you think best.

     Your fee shall be sent you in a short time. I am very sincerely my der Sir, your obt servant

B. Washigtn

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