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1801[Diary entry: 13 October 1764] (Washington Papers)
13. Finishd getting & securing Fodder at Muddy hole & Creek.
Herewith you will receive Copys of my last Letters (of the 20th of Septr and 8th of October) —also a Bill of Loading for the Six Hhds of Tobacco on board the Polly Ogle Captn Errington (instead of Captn Dawson as I conceived it to be, and accordingly wrote you) —I wish the Tobacco safe to hand, and to a better Market than most of mine hath lately come to, and am Gentn Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt...
1803[Diary entry: 15 October 1764] (Washington Papers)
15. Finishd Do. Do. at Doeg Run. Finishd Sowing Wheat at Muddy hole & began to Sow Spelts.
1804[Diary entry: 18 October 1764] (Washington Papers)
18. Finishd securing fodder at Riv. Side.
1805Cash Accounts, November 1764 (Washington Papers)
Cash Novr 8— To Cash recd of the Treasurer, for pay as a Commissioner, appd to settle the Militia Acct £ 10.10.0 8— To Ditto recd of Ditto for the use of Mr Jno. Kirkpatrick 7.10.0 To Ditto of the Honble Jno. Blair Esqr. 22. 7.6 14— To Ditto Recd of Colo. Basset for a horse sold him 40. 0.0 To Ditto of Mr Josh Valentine &ca as follow to wit—of Mr George Thomas £13. of Colo. [Littleton] Eyres...
In behalf of Master John Parke Custis I have this day drawn an order upon you in favour of William Dandridge (who is now in the Fleet Prison) for One hundred pounds Sterling which I hope will be immediately paid as I have already taken Bond from his Friends here for the amount of that Sum in Currt Money, at the prevailing Exchange with Interest, and shall carry the same to the Credit of Master...
The chief design of this Letter is to cover two Bills of John Poseys: for the amount of which please to give my Account Credit; that is, for £8.4.2¾ drawn on yourself, and £11.2.10¾ on Messrs Crosbies & Trafford. I shall direct Six Hhds of Master Custis’s Tobo to be put on board Captn Mulloy to your address on wch please to make such Insurance as you think the Tobo will bear, & advice me...
On the 10th of August last, I wrote to you for two Sutes of Livery Cloaths directing in what manner they were to be made, lined, trimmed, and charged; since which I have altered my Mind in some respects, and woud have the Coats and waistcoats made of the same light coloured Shag as I then Inclosed you, and the Breeches to be red Shag; and no livery lace at all to be put upon either Coat or...
I should be obliged to you for forwarding the Inclosed. I am Yr Most Obedt Hble Servt ALB , DLC:GW . See GW to Charles Lawrence, this date.
1810Cash Accounts, December 1764 (Washington Papers)
Contra Decr 11— By Mrs Devenports Acct £ 1. 4. 6 13— By Club at Trebels 6/ 0. 6. 0 14— By Club at Ditto 7/6—By the new duty of Man 5/ 0.12. 6 By Mrs [Christiana] Campbell—pd her in Cash £22.7.6 allowed pr Jos. Valentine 11.11.3 33.18.10 By Mr [James] Martin—Barber’s Acct 3. 0. 9 16— By my quota of £480 voted by Compy of Adventurers in the Dismal Swamp 40. 0. 0 By my ⅓ of the purchase money of...
1811Memorandum List of Quitrents, 1765 (Washington Papers)
1765 “A List of Lands belonging to George Washington and on which Quit-Rents became due at Michaelmas—1765.” ALB , DLC:GW . See source note, Memorandum, 1758–59. What follows is the same listing of landholdings as in Memorandum: List of Quitrents, 1764 . See the notes for Memorandum: List of Quitrents, 1761 . GW also copied John Hough’s receipt, dated 17 June 1765, for £11.19.6, the quitrents...
1812Cash Accounts, January 1765 (Washington Papers)
Cash Jany 1st— To Cash on hand viz. Virga Paper £280. 0.0 [Maryland Currency] In gold 4 pistoles @27/ £5.8.0 In Dollars 14 @7/6 [£]5.5. Maryld Paper [£]1. Copper’s 6 [@] 1d. 6[d.] ½ Guinea 17[s]. 12.10.6 English Silvr viz. 7½ Crowns [@] 3/1½ 1.1.10½ 133 Shillings [@] 1/ 8.6.3 28 Sixpences [@] 6d. 17[s].6 10. 5.7 1/2 25— To Cash of Mr Valentine Crawford 1. 0.0 To Cash of Captn [Sampson] Darrel...
1813January [1765] (Washington Papers)
1st. Had at the Home House 78 sheep besides the 11 which are up fattening 78 At the River Plantation there are 60 At Muddy hole 28 At Doeg Run Cattle at Home House—viz.— Work Steers 6 Fatting Do. & 3 Cows 8 1 Bull 1 Cows Yearlings At Rivr. Plantn. in the whole
1814[Diary entry: 1 January 1765] (Washington Papers)
1st. Had at the Home House 78 sheep besides the 11 which are up fattening 78 At the River Plantation there are 60 At Muddy hole 28 At Doeg Run Cattle at Home House—viz.— Work Steers 6 Fatting Do. & 3 Cows 8 1 Bull 1 Cows Yearlings At Rivr. Plantn. in the whole
1815Cash Accounts, February 1765 (Washington Papers)
Contra Feby 1st— By Nicholas Whitehorn £ 0. 5.0 8— By Saml Brasington 31 Barrls of Corn 6 head of Cattle &ca pr Acct 18.10.0 13— By Mr [Charles] Greens Servants 0.10.0 15— By Colo. [George William] Fairfax’s Ditto 2. 0.0 18— By Saml Johnson Junr for Balle of Acc⟨t⟩ 6.10.0 19— By Messrs Green & Rind (pd Mr Jno. Muir) for the Maryland Gazette &ca 2.19.4 21—
1816Cash Accounts, March 1765 (Washington Papers)
Contra Mar. 3— By Mr Lund Washington [£]20. 0.0 5— By freight of 477 Bls of Oats from E: Shore @3d. 5.19.9 13— By Captn [William] McGachin for Sundry Goods first cost of which £4.3.6 Excha: on Do 65 prCt 2.14.3 6.17.9 16— By ferriage at Falmouth 0. 1.0 19— By Oranges 1 dozn 0. 3.0 By ferriages at falmouth 0. 1.0 23— By Exps. at Colchester
1817[March 1765] (Washington Papers)
5th. March 1765. Grafted 15 English Mulberrys on wild Mulberry Stocks on the side of the Hill near the Spring Path. Note the Stocks were very Milkey. There is no species known as the English mulberry, but Morus nigra , black mulberry, was commonly grown in England for its edible fruits. It was known to eighteenth-century Virginia planters as the English mulberry. While feeding silkworms on...
1818[Diary entry: 5 March 1765] (Washington Papers)
5th. March 1765. Grafted 15 English Mulberrys on wild Mulberry Stocks on the side of the Hill near the Spring Path. Note the Stocks were very Milkey. There is no species known as the English mulberry, but Morus nigra , black mulberry, was commonly grown in England for its edible fruits. It was known to eighteenth-century Virginia planters as the English mulberry. While feeding silkworms on...
1819[Diary entry: 6 March 1765] (Washington Papers)
6th. Grafted 10 Cornation Cherrys on growing Stocks in the Garden—viz. 5 of them in and about the Mint Bed, 3 under the Marella Cherry tree 1 on a Stock in the middle of the border of the East square, and just above the 2d. fall (note this Graff is on the Northernmost fork of Do. On the Westernmost one is a Bullock Heart & on the Easternmost one is a May Cherry out of the Cherry Walk) 1 other...
Captn McCabe has prevaild on me to believe, that you will render me an agreeable Acct of Sales for a Ton of Tobacco; to try the event therefore and oblige him I now Inclose you a Bill of Loading for four Hhds, which you will please to dispose of to the best advantage. In return, I shoud be obligd to you for sending me one of the Rotheram (or Patent Plows)—If the construction of them are not...
So soon as Mr Lund Washington returns from Fredk I shall cause my Wheat to be delivered at your Landing on four Miles run Creek, if Flats can get to it conveniently: but previous to this I shoud be glad to know determinately upon what terms you expect to receive it that is whether by weight or measure. I once thought I had agreed with Colo. Carlyle at 58 lbs. to the Bushel but it seems it was...
1822[Diary entry: 15 March 1765] (Washington Papers)
15. Grafted 6 Early May duke Cherrys in the Nursery, beginng. at that end of the first Row next to the Lane—the Row next the Quarter is meant—at the end of this a stake drove in. Also Grafted joining to these in the same Row 6 of the latter May dukes—which are all the Cherrys in the Row. Also Grafted 7 Bullock Heart Cherrys in the last Row.
Vestry chosen for Truro Parish Vestry chosen for Fairfax Parish 25th March 1765 with the Number of Votes to each 28th March 1765 with the Number of Votes to each Mr Edward Payne 234 Colo. John West 340 Colo. George Mason 210 Mr Charles Alexander 309 Captn Daniel McCarty 181 Mr William Payne 304 Mr Thomas Wither’s Coffer 174 Captn John Dalton 281
1824[Diary entry: 30 March 1765] (Washington Papers)
30. Grafted 48 Pears which stand as follows viz. in the 3d. Row beging. at the end next the Cherry Walk are 12 Spanish Pears. Next to these are 8 Early June Pears then 10 latter Burgamy—then 8 Black Pear of Worcester—and lastly 10 Early Burgamy. Note all these Pears came from Colo. Masons & between each sort a stick is drove down. The Rows are counted from the end of the Quarter. This day also...
1825Cash Accounts, April 1765 (Washington Papers)
Cash Apl 1— To Ditto [cash] of Mr Lund Washington £ 8. 0.0 25— To Ditto of Ditto 7. 0.0 Contra Apl 8— By Josias Cook 5. 0.0 By [Thomas] Bishops E[x]p[enses]s to Churchills Sale 0. 4.9 9— By Cash lent Jno. Askew 3. 0.0 24— By Mr Lund Washington 16. .0 25—
1826Cash Accounts, May 1765 (Washington Papers)
Cash May 1— To Cash recd of Colo. Edwards Bal[anc]e of Bond £ 49.14.6 2— To Doctr [James] Carter for Int of Mrs [Joanna] McKenzies Bond 10.16.0 4— To Interest Recd of Mr Wm Dandridges B[on]d 22. 0.5 To Ditto recd of Mr Phil. W: Claibornes Do 14. 0.0 7— To Cash recd of the Receivr Genl for Colo. [John] Carlyle 40. 0.0 10— To Cash of Mr Edmd Pendleton on acct Armisteads Exrs protest 100. 0.0 To...
1827Guardian Accounts, 6 May 1765 (Washington Papers)
Mr John Parke Custis Dr Sterling Curry 176[4] To cash paid for Sundries since my last settlement with the ⟨ mutilated ⟩ in April 1764 viz. ⟨ mutilated ⟩ a Sett of Shoe & knee Buckles for his Man £ 0. 3.6 To William Carlin—Taylors Acct . 7.6 Mr McKay entrance to Dancing    .10.  William ⟨ mutilated ⟩ for Books . 5. 
Letter not found: to Littleton Eyre, 8 May 1765. On 5 June Eyre wrote to GW : “I recd yours of the 8th ulto.”
1829[May 1765] (Washington Papers)
12. Finish Sowing Oats at Muddy hole. 12. 13. } Sowed Hemp at Muddy hole by Swamp. Sowed Do. above the Meadow at Doeg Run. 15. Sowed Do. at head of the Swamp Muddy H. 16. Sowed Hemp at the head of the Meadow at Doeg Run & about Southwards Houses with the Barrel. GW had rented some land on Dogue Run from Benjamin Southward in 1761. 18. Began to Sow the old Gd. next the Orchard at Muddy hole...
1830[Diary entry: 12–13 May 1765] (Washington Papers)
12. 13. } Sowed Hemp at Muddy hole by Swamp. Sowed Do. above the Meadow at Doeg Run.
1831[Diary entry: 12 May 1765] (Washington Papers)
12. Finish Sowing Oats at Muddy hole.
1832[Diary entry: 15 May 1765] (Washington Papers)
15. Sowed Do. at head of the Swamp Muddy H.
1833[Diary entry: 16 May 1765] (Washington Papers)
16. Sowed Hemp at the head of the Meadow at Doeg Run & about Southwards Houses with the Barrel. GW had rented some land on Dogue Run from Benjamin Southward in 1761.
1834[Diary entry: 18 May 1765] (Washington Papers)
18. Began to Sow the old Gd. next the Orchard at Muddy hole with the Drill & finish’d 25 Rows & then stopd it sowing two fast.
1835[Diary entry: 20 May 1765] (Washington Papers)
20. Sowed 14 Rows more—the drill beg. altered with 1 Bushel of seed. Sowed two pices more at Doeg Run—viz. the two Orchards. Sowed Lucern—also 4 Rows adjoining with St. Foin—& other Rows with Fenugreek Seed. Trigonella foenum-graecum , fenugreek, is an annual trefoil grown as forage and bearing a seed with a strong, bitter taste; it was often used as an emollient in poultices. GW does not...
1836[Diary entry: 30 May 1765] (Washington Papers)
30. Peter Green came to me a Gardener. Apparently Peter Green was on a yearly wage contract of £5. He appears on GW’s tithable lists only for July 1765 and left his position in June 1766. In 1771 GW was trying to find a good “Kitchen Gardener” on a four- or five-year indenture at a moderate wage, and even inquired in Scotland. He hired David Cowan, “late of Fredericksburg,” as a gardener for...
1837[Diary entry: 31 May 1765] (Washington Papers)
31. Cut my Clover for Hay. The diary entries for the month of May are taken from a loose sheet in the Dreer Collection, PHi .
1838Cash Accounts, June 1765 (Washington Papers)
Cash [1765] To Cash for Mr Kirkpatrick for Gloves &ca belonging to the Children £ 5. 0.6 [June 13]  To Cash for 10,000 Shingles 10. 0.0 Contra June  1— By Cash gave my Mother 8. 0.0 8— By Expences at Dumfries 0. 9.9 9— By Servants 4/—By 1 Sturgeon 4/ 0. 8.0 By Postage of a Letter 0. 1.3 11—
1839[June 1765] (Washington Papers)
8. Sowed Turnips for forward use. 17. Began to cut my Meadow by the Sein Landing, and on the 24th. finished securing all my Hay at the Home House out of the three Meadows and on the . 25th. Began to cut my Timothy Meadows on Doeg Run & finished making & securing the Hay on the 2d. of July. Rain falling the 28th. otherwise the whole might have been compleated by the 30th. 27. Began my Harvest...
1840[Diary entry: 8 June 1765] (Washington Papers)
8. Sowed Turnips for forward use.
1841[Diary entry: 17 June 1765] (Washington Papers)
17. Began to cut my Meadow by the Sein Landing, and on the 24th. finished securing all my Hay at the Home House out of the three Meadows and on the .
1842[Diary entry: 25 June 1765] (Washington Papers)
25th. Began to cut my Timothy Meadows on Doeg Run & finished making & securing the Hay on the 2d. of July. Rain falling the 28th. otherwise the whole might have been compleated by the 30th.
1843[Diary entry: 27 June 1765] (Washington Papers)
27. Began my Harvest at the River Plantn.
1844Cash Accounts, July 1765 (Washington Papers)
Contra July 1— By Cash lent James Devenport [£]15. 0.0 3— By Exps. at Gardner’s 0. 8.9 By Charity 2. 0.0 5— By 1 pr Boot Straps 0. 2.6 6— By Exps. at Adams’s Muster 0. 5.0 9— By Mr Semple pr Willm Graham 30. 5.0 15— By Jno. Alton
A List of Tythables in Truro Parish—Fairfax County—als[o] of Wheel Carriages—given in July 2d 1765 George Washington Lund Washington, Walter Magowan, Thomas Bishop, Peter Green, Robert Haims. Ho. Servants: Breachy, Jack, Schomberg, Doll, Jenny, Betty, Sarah, Kate, Sall, Moll. Home Plantn: Jack, Ben, Lewis, Jack, Charles, Sarah, Betty. Tradesmen: Will, Michael, Morris, George, Tom, Sam, Ned,...
A Copy of the Poll taken at an Election of Burgesses for Fairfax County the 16th of July—and Candidates Names. George Washington    John West       John Posey      Robert Alexander Robert Alexander Bryan Allison Bryan Allison Benjamin Adams Benjamin Adams Butler Ashford Butler Ashford John Anderson John Anderson Richard Arrol Richard Arrol John Alexander Senr John Alexander Senr Philip...
1847[July 1765] (Washington Papers)
22. Began to Sow Wheat at Rivr. Plantn. 23. Began to sow Do. at Muddy hole. 25. Began to Sow Do. at the Mill.
Vestry chosen for Truro Parish Vestry chosen for Fairfax Parish 22d July 1765. with the number of Votes for each 25th July 1765 with the number of votes for each Colo. Geo. Mason 282 Colo. [John] West 309 Captn Edwd Payne 277 Mr William Payne 289 Colo. Geo: Washington 259 Mr William Adams 250 Captn John Posey 259 Captn John Dalton 247
1849[Diary entry: 22 July 1765] (Washington Papers)
22. Began to Sow Wheat at Rivr. Plantn.
1850[Diary entry: 23 July 1765] (Washington Papers)
23. Began to sow Do. at Muddy hole.