Thomas Ruston to Moses Austin, 11-14-1794
Summary: Sample of copperas.Speculation in Virginia lands.
I recd your letter, by Thos Jackson, of
I wrote, in answer to your former letter, by the way of Richmond, a few days before I recd this letter by Jackson, and desired Mr Norwell to forward it by express. In that letter I agreed to let Mr. Gains have 10,000 acres for every hundred thousand acres of good land he should survey for me, as far as three hundred thousand acres, and to alow him six pense an acre for his share, to be paid out of the sales of the land, and to pay all expences, and to alow you one third, inclusive of Mr Gaines share, and to pay you for your share at the same price, and in the same manner, upon these terms you may proceed to make the surveys