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Captn Orme being confind to his Litter & not well able to write, has desir’d me to acknowledge the receipt of your’s; He begs the favour of you to have the room that the Genl lodgd in prepard for Colo. Burton, himself, and Captn Morris; who are all wounded; also, that some small place may be had convenient for Cooking; and that, if any fresh Provn and other suitable necessarys for persons in...
Partys of the Regt he had orders to Post the Militia after he hd finishd their Tower of duty and retd to Conogochief at any place where the generallity of the People in those parts but more especially Captn Swearing<ham> wd choose as the most convenient for protectg the whole..... . . Swearing<ham>” after the word “parts.” Militia captain Thomas Swearingen lived in northern Frederick...
3[April 1773] (Washington Papers)
April 1st. Rid to my Mill, and Plantations on this side the Creek. Mr. Dulany went away after Breakfast & Colo. Frans. Thornton & his Son came to Dinner & stayd all Night. Col. Francis Thornton was probably Francis Thornton (d. 1784) of Society Hill, King George County. He was a justice of the peace, colonel of the county militia, and a well-known breeder of horses. He had married Sarah...
4[Diary entry: 21 April 1773] (Washington Papers)
Robert Brent (c.1730–1780), the son of George and Catherine Trimming ham Brent, lived at Woodstock on Aquia Creek in Stafford County and owned the quarry at Aquia. Brent had undoubtedly come to see GW about the estate of Brent’s aunt Elizabeth Clifton. Mrs. Clifton had appointed GW one...
Ham and I (this is against the rules of grammar, but it is consistent with those of modesty and the merits of the man therefore I’ll let it stand) shall set out to morrow morning, for Amboy—by...
6General Orders, 1 April 1779 (Washington Papers)
C. Signs Henly. Ham.
In one of your former letters; you intimate, that a free communication of Sentiments will not be displeasing to you. If under this sanction, I should step beyond the line you would wish to draw—and suggest ideas or ask questions which are improper to be answered—you have only to pass them by, in silence. I wish you to be convinced, that I do not desire to pry into measures the knowledge of...
Countersign, Hall; Ham.
. The barrel contained hams that Mrs. Washington intended for Adrienne, the marquise (see
...given you the trouble of a second letter by the same ship, had I not forgotten to mention in my last that Mrs Washington had packed & sent for Madame de la Fayette’s acceptance, a barrel of Virginia Hams. I do not know