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Mary Shippen Willing Byrd
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Birth: Sep. 10, 1740
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 24, 1814
Charles City County
Virginia, USA

Letter from Thomas Jefferson,

October 24, 1779

Williamsburg Oct 24. 1779.


Your letter of the last week found me much engaged or it should then have been answered. you were not truly {Begin deleted text}[words struck through]{End deleted text} informed as to the purpose for which Colo Matthews came out of New York. the purpose expressed was that himself should be permitted to remain in Virginia on parole if Lieutt. Colo. Hamilton were permitted to go to New York on parole; and from this it was seen that he was pointed out as a proper exchange for Hamilton, their rank being the same. it was determined that Colo Hamilton should not go to New York, & Colo Matthews was so sensible of the propriety of this that he rather advised it & returned perfectly satisfied. it is believed that the capture & detention of Hamilton has solely prevented the laying our frontiers in blood this summer which might have been expected from the very extensive combination of Indians he had engaged in his service. I think he will not be exchanged on any terms during the war.

The two surveys which you were pleased to inclose me plats of, I filed in the Register's office. grants will be made out as soon as the Register can be furnished with authentic evidence to whom the right has passed. if you will be so good as to inclose me a copy of Colo Byrd's will from which I suppose {Begin deleted text}[words struck through]{End deleted text} mr Harvie will see to whom they are devised, or any other paper pointing out the title, I will have the grants issued accordingly. the two entries which were inclosed at the same time require a more troublesome process. the original governor's warrants must be obtained on which these entries were founded, and on being delivered to the Register he will give other warrants in exchange for them, on which the surveyor will survey the lands entered for, and a grant issue. an opportunity occurring yesterday to Colo Preston the surveyor of Montgomery, I wrote to desire he would inclose to me by a safe hand the original warrants, which I take for granted were lodged with him. as soon as I receive them, I will exchange them with the Register for others, & do myself the pleasure of inclosing these to you. the copy of the entries is returned to you herein as it can be no further useful till the new warrants are obtained, and I was afraid it might get mislaid among my papers.

Mrs Jefferson presents her respects to yourself & the young ladies. I am Madam with much respect

Your Most obedt. & humble sevt
Th. Jefferson
Family links: 
  Charles Willing (1710 - 1754)
  Ann Shippen Willing (1710 - 1791)
  William Evelyn Byrd (1728 - 1777)
  Maria Horsmanden Byrd Page (1761 - 1844)*
  Ann Ursula Willing Byrd (1763 - 1813)*
  Charles Willing Byrd (1765 - 1766)*
  Evelyn Taylor Byrd Harrison (1766 - 1817)*
  Dorothea Byrd (1769 - 1769)*
  Charles Willing Byrd (1770 - 1828)*
  Richard Willing Byrd (1774 - 1815)*
  William Boyd Byrd (1777 - 1820)*
  Thomas Willing (1731 - 1821)*
  Anne Willing Francis (1733 - 1812)**
  Charles Willing (1738 - 1788)*
  Mary Shippen Willing Byrd (1740 - 1814)
  Abigail Willing (1747 - 1791)*
*Calculated relationship
Westover Plantation
Charles City
Charles City County
Virginia, USA
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Record added: Aug 30, 2009
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Mary Shippen <i>Willing</i> Byrd
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Mary Shippen <i>Willing</i> Byrd
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Mary Shippen <i>Willing</i> Byrd
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