Philadelphia 5 mo 2d 1817
In a Conversation with Willi-
=am Panson, a few days since, was informed that
he expected, in a short time to have the disposal
of a Tract of Land in the State of Ohio, formerly
owned by Richard, but at present by John Carter.
Presuming thou understandest in that land is
alluded to, I solicit from thee a particular de-
scription of it, by replying,to the following ques-
tions, viz. Is the neighbourhood in which the
land lies Healthy? Is the land well water'd?
what kind of timber grows on? Is it level or hilly?
what improvements are on it? what is its distance
from the Town of Kendal, and what from the
river Ohio? Does it lie on navigable waters?
Is the land of a good quality? what would be a fair
price for it? and wouldst thou recommend
the purchase of it by a person who has a family
(nearly all of whom are able to earn their living)
and who, perhaps, is not worth much more than
would pay for the Land?
If Report be true, and thou hast leisure, the
above questions will be fairly and candidly answer'd.
Thomas Rotch Thy wellwisher Thomas Walter