George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 11 April 1772]

11. Breakfasted at Hubbards and dined at Colo. Lewis’s in Fredericksburg where Colo. Bassett &ca. lodged. I lodged at my Mothers.

During this stay in Fredericksburg, GW left £8 cash with his mother for his brother Charles, who was to use the money to buy corn for Ferry Farm. On the following day GW recorded paying 1s. 6d. for “ferriages at Hunters,” indicating that he did not cross the Rappahannock River until then and that his mother was no longer at Ferry Farm but was ensconced in the house on Charles Street (LEDGER B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 5, 48).

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