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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.
Memorandum—for Colo. Fielding Lewis May 1775 Apl 30th 1775 . To receive & pay Money agreeable to the List and orders herewith furnished. If Messrs Balfour & Barraud should, contrary to all expectation neglect to pay me for my Flour, agreeable to contract I shall be very much distress’d, as I must, at all events (if you even receive but as much Money) pay Mr Brent, Mr Mazzei & the £10 to the...
Money to receive—May 1775. From William Fitzhugh Esqr. Rent £  22.10.0 Mr James Hunter 10. 0.0 Colo. Warner Lewis Intt due in Novr 40.     Honble Jno. Page’s Exrs Intt £ 15. 0.  Mr Thos Adams—on Acct of Mr Jno. Fry 54.11.4 Messrs Balfour & Barraud 880. 0.1 Mr Frans Whiting Berkeley 50.     Doctr Walker—his acct first ded[ucte]d 6. 7.4 Armistead Exrs—8th Decr 1772 104. 3.3 Intt thereon
I shall be much obliged to you for the interest due on your Bond in Novr last, to wit £40 —It is not in my power to attend the meeting of Merchants in Williamsburg this Spring, but Colo. Fielding Lewis will do me the favour to negotiate my business this Court. I am with respectful compliments to Mrs Lewis & your Family —& with very great esteem Dr Sir, Your most Obt Servt LB , DLC:GW . For...
34[May 1775] (Washington Papers)
May 1. Went up to Alexa. to meet the Independt. Company. Mr. Herbert came at Night. 2. Messrs. Hendks. Dalton & others Breakfasted here & Majr. Gates & Mr. B. Fairfax dind & lodgd here. James Hendricks, an Alexandria merchant, was one of ten Alexandrians who formed a town committee of correspondence in May 1774; he later served in the Revolution as a major and colonel with the Virginia troops...
May 1st. Exceeding hot. Wind southerly. 2. Also warm, but not so hot as yesterday. 3. Again warm & clear. Wind Southerly. 4. Very warm indeed with but little wind & clear. 5. Again very Warm with a violent Gust abt. 5 Oclock in the Evening. 6. Somewhat Cool. Wind Easterly. 7. Cool & pleasant. Wind Northerly. 8. Still Cool & lowering with Rain now and then. 9. Clear & pleasant. Wind Westerly....
36Cash Accounts, May 1775 (Washington Papers)
Cash May  1— To Thos Cortee recd from him by the hands of Capt. Bradstreet (which with Two Bills of Excha. One Drawn by Lyonel Bradstreet on Wm Tippell of Londo. date 12th Apl for £40 Str. & another Bill Drawn by Thos Cortee on Mr Wm Mollison of the Same date for £40 Str.) is in full for the Briga. Farmer Sold the sade Cortee £283.6.8 Maryld Curry is [£]226.13. 4 To Bryan Fairfax Esqr. Int. of...
37[Diary entry: 1 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
May 1. Went up to Alexa. to meet the Independt. Company. Mr. Herbert came at Night.
38[Diary entry: 1 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
May 1st. Exceeding hot. Wind southerly.
39[Diary entry: 2 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
2. Messrs. Hendks. Dalton & others Breakfasted here & Majr. Gates & Mr. B. Fairfax dind & lodgd here. James Hendricks, an Alexandria merchant, was one of ten Alexandrians who formed a town committee of correspondence in May 1774; he later served in the Revolution as a major and colonel with the Virginia troops ( VAN SCHREEVEN William J. Van Schreeven et al., eds. Revolutionary Virginia: The...
40[Diary entry: 2 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
2. Also warm, but not so hot as yesterday.
41[Diary entry: 3 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
3. Mr. Fairfax went away. Majr. Gates stayd all day. In the Afternoon Colo. Richd. H. Lee & Brothr. Thoms. as also Colo. Chas. Carter came here. Richard Henry Lee (1732–1794) married Anne Aylett (1738–1768), whose half sister, also named Anne Aylett, had married GW’s half brother Augustine Washington, of Pope’s Creek, Westmoreland County. Lee built his home, Chantilly, just a few miles down...
42[Diary entry: 3 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
3. Again warm & clear. Wind Southerly.
43[Diary entry: 4 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
4. Set out for the Congress at Phila. Dind in Alexa. & lodgd at Marlborough. GW left Mount Vernon in his chariot, probably accompanied by Richard Henry Lee. He may have met several of the other delegates on the road between Mount Vernon and Baltimore, because GW, Lee, Peyton Randolph, Edmund Pendleton, and Benjamin Harrison of Virginia and Joseph Hewes and Richard Caswell of North Carolina all...
44[Diary entry: 4 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
4. Very warm indeed with but little wind & clear.
45[Diary entry: 5 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
5. Breakfasted at Mrs. Ramsays & Lodged at Baltimore. Although GW had traveled the Baltimore-Marlboro road on his return south in 1773, he still was unfamiliar with the route and paid 7s. 6d. for a guide to Baltimore ( General Ledger B General Ledger B, 1772–1793. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. , folio 193). The roads in this part of Maryland ran...
46[Diary entry: 5 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
5. Again very Warm with a violent Gust abt. 5 Oclock in the Evening.
47[Diary entry: 6 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
6. At Baltimore all day. Reviewd the Companies there & dind at an Entertainmt. given by the Townsmen. “Four companies of the town militia were drawn upon the Common, where they were reviewed by Col. Washington . . . accompanied by the other delegates. . . . In the afternoon the delegates, accompanied by the Rev. Clergy and principal gentlemen of the town, preceded by Capt. [Mordecai] Gist’s...
48[Diary entry: 6 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
6. Somewhat Cool. Wind Easterly.
49[Diary entry: 7 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
7. Breakfasted at Cheyns’s. Dind at Rogers’s & lodged at Stevensons this side Susqueha[nna]. cheyns’s : probably the tavern located about 13 miles east of Baltimore at the head of Bird River, a tributary of the Gunpowder River. It was operated for a number of years by a series of different keepers, and at one time was called the Red Lion Tavern. John Rodgers (c.1726–1791), a Scot who came to...
50[Diary entry: 7 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
7. Cool & pleasant. Wind Northerly.