George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 20 August 1762]

20. Began beating Cyder at Ditto.

Recd. 1 hhd. Molasses qty. 120 Gals. & 1 Barl. Sugar wt. 254 lb. of Colo. Walke.

Also recd. of Mr. Thos. Thompson leathr. as follows Viz.

10 Sides Sole leathr.— wt. 200 lbs.
17 Sides upper Do. & } wt. 100 lbs.
2 hides Do. Do.

Col. Anthony Walke (1692–1768), of Fairfield, Princess Anne County, was a merchant based in Norfolk who imported rum and sugar from the West Indies. By 1762 his son Anthony Walke (1726–1782) had become a partner in the business. In his LEDGER A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 118, GW records Thompson’s first name as William.

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