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[Diary entry: 29 March 1762]

29. Engagd my Ferriage at Fredksburg. by the Year of Mr. Jas. Hunter.

James Hunter, Jr. (1746–1788), inherited this Rappahannock River ferry from his father, William, who died in 1754. Since James Jr. was still a minor in 1762, GW must have dealt with his older cousin and guardian, James Hunter, Sr. (d. 1785), a major merchant, planter, and iron manufacturer then of King George County.

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