George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 14 April 1770]

14. She was again lined by Ringwood and Singer I saw lined by Jowler.

This day I began to draw the Water of my Meadow by breaking the Dam or stop that confind it.

Hull & the other Stone Mason came here to set about my Mill—but did not began work till the 17th.

GW is having his old millpond drained. John Hull was paid £31 15s. 1d. in September for work done on the new mill, which probably included wages for both stonemasons between April and September. Hull’s partner could be Joseph Goart, who continued doing occasional work for GW through the spring of the next year (ledger a description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 320, 333, 340).

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