17. Jacky Custis went to Annapolis & I to Court. Returnd in the afternoon.
Jacky was not eager to return to school. “His mind,” GW warned Jonathan Boucher, is “a good deal relayed from Study, & more than ever turnd to Dogs Horses Guns” (16 Dec. 1770, NNC). The court met 17–19 Dec. (Fairfax County Order Book for 1770–72, 157–68, Vi Microfilm).