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November 19th

Sir,

Mr, Christopher Lowndes was about to re
linquish the Execution of a Trusteeship
which is required of him by the last Will
of Benjamin Tasker Esquire when I left Annapolis
This Renunciation totally removed the
difficulties I suggested to you, & sub
mitted to your Consideration   therefor
did not repeat them in a letter, as was
then agreed on

Mrs: Ogle & I have jointly undertaken
to fulfil the Trust, which the late Colonel Tasker
junior reposed in his Father: I do ac
cept that office being calle thereto by
one who I sincerely loved & respected:
But previous thereto did secure you
Power & assistance to enable me to
perform said duty. So that I hope thou
wilt take, or cause to be taken an
Inventory of all the Slaves & personal
Estate that shall be then at Ble-air, that is to
be considered as part of the Colonel's Estate,
also Negro London, at Annapolis & other
Interest there, & transmit the same to
a proper public office, & send a Copy
of it to me.

Mrs, Tasker now rents Bel-air House,
the Plantation, Negroes & &cca there, will
release the whole the 20th day of next
Month