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1[April 1775] (Washington Papers)
Aprl. 1. At home all day, Mr. Magowan came here. 2. At home all day. Mr. Magowan went to church & returnd to Dinner. Mr. Wilper came in the Afternoon—as did Captn. Curtis also. Philip Curtis was the captain of GW’s brig Farmer , just arrived at Mount Vernon from a voyage that had carried 4,000 bushels of “Indian Corn” to Lisbon and returned with 3,000 bushels of salt from the Turks Islands in...
Apl. 1. Cool, with the Wind at No. Wt. 2. Wind in the same place, and weather Cool. 3. Wind at No. Wt.—fresh & Cool all the forepart of the day—latter part moderate—Wind Southerly. 4. Misting, & Raining more or less all day with but little Wind and that Southerly. 5. Wind very fresh and Cold from the No. West all day. 6. A hard frost—day colder & wind harder from the same Quarter than...
3Cash Accounts, April 1775 (Washington Papers)
Cash Apl  1— To Messrs Robt Adam & Coy 1200 Pern [£] 75. 0. 0 3— To Merchds. 0. 2. 6 17— To Fairfax County Recd of Colo. Mason 31.17. 0 To my own Tythes Vizt 137 @ 3/ each 20.11. 0 To Colo. Mason, Ball. of his Acct this day Settled 0. 2. 6 To Mr Gibson Recd from him on his own & Mr Ross’s Accot 32. 0. 8 To Major Broadwater recd from him on Acct of the Money Pd him 25th March 3. 0. 0 To Cash...
4[Diary entry: 19 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
19. Mrs. Blackburn & Mrs. Brown went away after Dinner. Mr. Rutherford who came yesterday to Dinnr. went away after Breakfast today. Dr. Rumney came in the Afternn.
5[Diary entry: 19 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
19. Wind hard from the same Quarter till Night & clear.
6[Diary entry: 20 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
20. Genl. Lee, & Doctr. Rumney both went away after Breakft.
7[Diary entry: 20 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
20. Wind very hard from the Southwest. Clear.
8Certificate, 20 April 1775 (Washington Papers)
I do hereby certifie that the Bearer Mr. Philemon Waters was a Soldier at the battle of the Great Meadows in the year 1754, and that he this day applied to me to receive his claim to Land under Mr. Dinwiddie’s proclamation of 1754. But as the 200,000 acres granted by that proclamation hath been long since surveyed, distributed and patents issued in the names of those who put in their claim...
9[Diary entry: 21 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
21. Captn. Curtis dind here. In the Afternoon my Brother Jno. Billy Washington, & George & Charles Lewis came. Capt. Philip Curtis and GW were settling the accounts of the brig Farmer , which GW sold ten days later to Thomas Contee, of Maryland ( General Ledger B General Ledger B, 1772–1793. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. , folio 192). Billy was...
10[Diary entry: 21 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
21. Wind more moderate from the Eastward.
11[Diary entry: 22 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
22. I rid with my Brother to Alexa. & returnd to Dinner.
12[Diary entry: 22 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
22. Not much Wind in the forenoon but pretty fresh afterwards from the Southward and very warm.
13[Diary entry: 23 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
23. At home all day. In the afternoon Mr. Leitch & his Wife & Mr. Robt. Adam came.
14[Diary entry: 23 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
23. Wind Southerly and very warm all day.
FORTY DOLLARS REWARD. RUN away from the subscriber, on the 19th instant, at night, two servant men, viz. T homas S pears , a joiner, born in Bristol , about 20 years of age, five feet six and a half inches high, slender made, has light gray or bluish eyes, a little pock marked, freckled, sandy coloured hair cut pretty short, his voice is coarse and somewhat drauling; he took with him a coat,...
16[Diary entry: 24 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
24. My Brother John, Mr. Adam & Mr. Leitch & his Wife went away. I continued at home. Andrew Leitch married Margaretta Augustina Brice Leitch (1755-1781) in 1772.
17[Diary entry: 24 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
24. Wind, what little there was of it, Easterly but warm notwithstanding.
18[Diary entry: 25 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
25. At home all day. A Mr. Johnson—a Muster Master dind here & went away afterwds. Thos. Davis came Express & returnd. William Johnson was sent by the Fairfax County Independent Company to consult GW on its new uniform. The members wrote GW to ask if they could “take the fashion of the Hunting shirt Cap and Gaiters from you,” and inquired “whether you Intend to send yours up that we may get...
19[Diary entry: 25 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
25. Wind fresh from the Westward all day & rather hard from thence in the Morng.
20[Diary entry: 26 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
26. Went up to Alexa. to meet the Indt. Company. Mr. Hepburn came home with me & Mr. Loyd I found there. William Hepburn, of Alexandria, owned a ropewalk from which GW had bought rope for refitting his brig Farmer ( HEADS OF FAMILIES, VA Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Virginia; Records of the State Enumerations, 1782 to 1785 . 1908. Reprint....
21[Diary entry: 26 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
26. Clear & pleasant but rather warm.
22[Diary entry: 27 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
27. At home all day—those Gentlemen continuing.
23[Diary entry: 27 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
27. Lowering & Misting with rain at Night.
Mrs Mary Washington—in Acct with—George Washington Dr 1771 Sep. 14— To Cash lent you, at your request viz. 2 half Joes £  4.12.6 1772 To Cash 5.  .  Sep. 16— To Ditto 30.  .  Nov. 27— To Ditto 15.  .  Decr 9—
25[Diary entry: 28 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
28. Mr. Hepburn & Mr. Loyd both went away.
26[Diary entry: 28 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
28. Clear and a little warm. Wind Southerly.
27[Diary entry: 29 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
29. At home all day.
28[Diary entry: 29 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
29. Wind Southerly & warm.
29[Diary entry: 30 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
30. Went up to Alexandria & returnd in the Afternoon.
30[Diary entry: 30 April 1775] (Washington Papers)
30. Lowering—Wind Easterly with Showers of Rain.