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[Diary entry: 20 July 1770]

20. Was riding out to the Mill &ca. met an Augusta Man with Horses with whom I returnd & purchasd four.

In GW’s ledger entry for this date, he records purchasing horses from two men: David McCrae, two horses for £21 4s., and Samuel McChesney, two horses for £13 10s. (General Ledger A description begins General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , folio 319). McChesney was a trader in Augusta County about this time (Va. Gaz., Pi, 9 Feb. 1775).

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