George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 10 April 1772]

10. With Colo. Bassett & Lady & there 3 daughters set of for Mount Vernon. Dined at Todds Bridge and lodged at Hubbards.

Two of the Bassett daughters, Elizabeth and Anna Maria, had visited Mount Vernon with their parents three years earlier. The third, and youngest, daughter, Frances Bassett (1767-1796), later married George Augustine Washington, eldest son of GW’s brother Charles.

GW again crossed the Pamunkey River at Ruffin’s ferry (LEDGER B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 5).

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