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Berkeley Springs

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ARCHIVE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON'S WRITINGS ON BERKELEY SPRINGS & VICINITY: 1799

7/9/99.....Washington will.....

"Bath -- or Warm Springs. Two well situated, and had buildings to the amt of 150 pounds. The lots in Bath (two adjoining) cost me, to the best of my recollection, betwn. fifty and sixty pounds 20 years ago; and the buildings thereon 150 pounds more. Whether property there has increased or decreased in its value, and in what condition the houses are, I am ignorant but suppose they are not valued too high."

"240 acrres on the Potomac River to the amt. of $3600.....This tract, though small, is extremely valuable. It lies on Potomac River about 12 miles above the Town of Bath (or Warm Springs) and is in the shape of a horse shoe -- the river running almost around it. Two hundred acres of it is rich low grounds; with a great abundance of the largest and finest walnut trees; which, with the produce of the soil, might (by means of the improved navigation of the Potomac) be brought to a shipping port with ease, and at a smaller expense than that which is transported 30 miles only by land."