24. J. P. Custis and I dined with others at the Govrs. I spent the Evening at Hayes.
GW and Thomas Nelson, Jr., of York County were today ordered by the burgesses to prepare “a Bill for laying a Tax upon Dogs.” Nelson presented the bill to the house 1 Dec., but it was defeated (JHB description begins H. R. McIlwaine and John Pendleton Kennedy, eds. Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia. 13 vols. Richmond, 1905–15. description ends , 1766–69, 289, 309).
Dr. Sequeyra saw Patsy on 24, 25, 26, and 28 Nov. and 1 Dec. (receipt from John de Sequeyra, 16 Dec. 1769, ViHi: Custis Papers).