Instructions for Mr James Thomas Jun. Surveyor
Having receiv'd a Letter from the Kings Commissn. complaining of Mr Wood and you Omitting to Survey and measure the North Branch of the little Fork of Rappahannock county called Hedgmans River, And it appearing to Them to be absolutely necessary They have acquainted Us with their having Order'd the sd Wood to measure that Branch and desire We would Order Your to assist Him so as that it may be done before the Spring - We do therefore hereby direct and Order you to assist the sd Mr Wood, and allow you to hire one or two Chain Carriers as the Service may require, at the Customary Wages. We desire you to Send Notice to Mr Wood that you have our Order to assist him in the abovesaid Survey, in which We expect you will apply your Self and Men with all Diligence, And at your Return to give us Account of your Proceedings.
Your loving Friends Ch Carter W Beverley W. Fairfax
County of King George Feby 5, 1736