George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 10 May 1762]

10. Counted the Tobo. Gd. at Doeg Run Qr. as follows—viz.—of

Cowpen Ground 7500
Dungd Gd. in Peach Orchard 3100
Ditto in Apple Orchard 3500
New ground 12500
Old Ground J. Gists adjg. 10700
large Cut by Corn field fence 22000
Middle Cut adjoing. 9200
Small Cut next Woods Do. 4500
round New Tobo. House 8600
Branch between
Jno. Gists old Gd. So. side Plann.

John Gist (d. 1778) was a planter who for many years had rented 106 acres on the east side of Dogue Run from Sampson Darrell—land that came under GW’s ownership after his purchase of 500 acres from Darrell in 1757. Gist continued to rent his quarter from GW until 12 Aug. 1760, when GW bought out his lease for £30 (deed of Gist to GW, PHi: Gratz Collection: LEDGER A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 84). Gist apparently moved to Loudoun County.

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