Spotsyvania County Virginia
“I . . made him an offer on Kittewon.”
~ 1845 ~

Copyright © 2000, Frederick Smoot. All Rights Reserved.

Stampless folded letter sheet.
Partial blue circular postmark:
FRE [Fredericksburg] Va
DEC 18
Blue handstamp:
PAID and: 5
Tho. Levell
Charles City, County
Cou. House Po. Office
The P. Master
will please forwd.
this immediately
Letter’s author:
M. T. Lynch

Frede.g Decem. 15th /45
Rev. Mr. T. Levell:
Dear Sir, -- I wrote some ten days ago to Cap. Poythress and made him an offer of $6,250-- for Kittewon. I have not yet received an answer. Did I understand you to say that the property would again be offered at Auction and on this day 15th Decr? I did intend leaving home on Saturday to attend the sale to day. If no sale has yet been effected, be pleased to write me a few lines on the subject. If the Cap. Refuses my offer, say to him I will give him $6,500. Six thousand five hundred dollars. We will execute a Bond, satisfactorily endorsed, and a Deed of Trust on the property to secure the purchase Money -- I have received propositions from a couple of Gentlemen relative to the purchase of a tract of land on the RappaK* called Bowlin -- belonging to my Wife. So soon as we can sell that Farm or the property here, we would prefer making a payment of 2 or 3 thousand dollars. Do not make this offer till you can ascertain he will not take what I have offered in my letter to him. Should I not be able to get Kitten, I do not know but that I will immediately make an offer for “North Bend.” Please answer this as soon as convenient. -- I saw your eldest Brother a few day since, he said Your relations in Spotsa were well.
Very Respectfully
Your friend &c-------------
M. T. Lynch
P. S. If the above should be
Refused ascertain what is the
least Cap P. will take for the land.

*RappaK is Rappahannock River. Kittewon, Bowlin, and North Bend are land tract names.

From the Collection of Frederick Smoot

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