Thomas Ruston to Moses Austin, 05-06-1795

Summary: Virginia land.

Philada May 6th. 1795


The barer, Mr Judd, is a Gentleman of New England, who is about to set out on a tour to Virginia, to see the country, and has some thought of going as far as the Lead Mines, if he should reach so far, I beg leave to recommend him to your particular notice, and any civilities you may show I shall consider as done to myself, you will find him a man of information, and I doubt not you will derive pleasure from his acquaintance.

Now that I am writing to you, I beg leave to inform you, that I have not yet recd the Office receipt for the return of the 20,000 Acres, which you engaged to make in my name, as soon as you returned to the mines, this it will be necessary for me to have, before, I settle with Mr Blanchard, who you know is your guarantee; for his sake therefore you ought to be as expeditious in this business as possible Mr Norwell can forward it to me, by your direction. Neither have I recd the annual account of the Lead Mines which you promised me

from Yr humble Servt Thos Huston

[To Moses Austin?]