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or seven pounds pr hundred acres cheaper than they can take up land in pensilvania & they don’t care to go as far as Wmsburg. I hope yt Colo. Henry Willis has not employed you agst Wm [Russell?] about his mountain land because I am concerned with Russell in it, tho’ my name is not mentioned in it, and if he loses it my part besides changes will be upwards of sixty pounds wch I shall lose, now I earnestly intreat you that you will take our cause in hand which I think is very just being ye first discoverers & we surveyed as soon as ye surveyor would go out, for last September by ye surveyors own & our appointmt. we mett at Elkwood in order to go out & survey ye sd Land but after we had been at all that pains & trouble he told us yt he could not survey ye Land & if he went he cou’d only make a beginning & so return (wch we thought would do us no good,) he having appointed Colonel Spotswood and Colo. Grymes to make a survey for them at [Nassaponnax?], now it will be very hard for us to loose ye Land when it was ye surveyors fault & not ours, however rather than we should have any trouble or stop to our patent I offered to pay Colo. Willis all the expences he had been at but he refused it because he said he had not been at any the truth is we have made ye survey & now have sold ye Land to a pensilvania man for 3 ll. of their money pr hundred which is what he wants from us, tho’ he was not at ye least trouble or charge about it, but he is resolved to get it if possible, but I hope he will be balkt & not take our money & labour from us yt have so dearly earn’d it by exposing ourselves to all manner of hardships for ye discovery of ye frontiers & I hope we shall we shall reaped ye benefit of ye same and I referr you for further information to Mr. Russell who will wait on you with this. I have been very sick ye most part of last week but I thank God I am now a little better tho’ yesterday morning I could hardly hold up my head. I heartily wish you & yours perfect health & all other blessings you can desire. I am Dear sr. Your most obedient humble servant W Beverley Mr. Russell can inform you abt. ye road I want & I desire yt Capt. Abr. [ffield?] one of ye petrs [petitioners?] may be appd. Surveyor