George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 21 December 1785]

Wednesday 21st. Thermometer at 44 in the Morning—44 at Noon and 46 at Night.

Lowering all day with but little Wind and that Easterly.

Mr. Danl. Dulany (son of Danl.) Mr. Benja. Dulany, Messrs. Saml. & Thos. Hanson, Mr. Philp. Alexander, and a Mr. Mounsher came here to Dinner and Stayed all Night.

Finished measuring my Corn at the several Plantations, which stand thus.

River Plantation viz. Barrels
Large end of Corn Ho[use] 203
Small end of Ditto. 135
Fatting Hogs have eat 44
For Mrs. Alton   6
Muddy hole Plantn. viz.
In the Corn House 112
Given to the fattg. Hogs  28
Dogue Run Plantn. viz.
In Corn House 85
Given to the Hogs  30
Ferry Plantation—viz.
In the Corn House 85
Fatting Hogs 28
Overseers Share  14
Total 730
Corn already expd. on Hogs 130
Overseers Shares  20
Remaining for all my purps., only 580

Daniel Dulany, Jr. (1750–1824), had come back to America to try to settle problems arising from the confiscation of his family’s estates during the Revolution. He sailed for England a few months later, never to return to his native land.

This Alexander was either Philip Alexander (died c.1790), son of Gerard Alexander (d. 1761), of the “Robert” Alexanders, or Philip Alexander (b. 1742), son of Philip Alexander of the “Philip” branch. The second Philip served Fairfax County on the committee of safety (1774) and in the House of Delegates (1777).

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