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Gentleman Farmer at Mount Vernon [subseries]:
Washington, George, to Anthony Whiting
Envelope addressed to Whiting, of of the farm manager at Mount Vernon. Letter is missing. Authenticated by Sparks: "Washington's Handwriting."

"Terms on Which the Farmers at Mount Vernon May be Obtained"
Autograph with a table of rotation of crops. Washington also stipulates gis conditions with respect to slaves: "lthough the admission of Slaves with the Tenants will not be absolutely prohibited; It would, nevertheless, be a pleasing circumstance to exclude them; If not entirely, at least in a great degree: To do which, is not among the least inducements for dividing the farms into small lots."

Washington, George, to James Anderson
ALS in English. In this letter to his new farm manager and business partner, Washington discusses the sojourn in America of agriculture expert Richard Parkinson, who came to America to rent one of the farms of Washington, and published a detailed account of his experience in his "Travel in America" [complete title: "Tour In America In 1798, 1799, And 1800: Exhibiting Sketches of Society and Manners, and a Particular Account of The America System of Agriculture, With Its Recent Improvements," London: 1805. Cornell Rare Books E164 .P24 1805]