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7211Orders, 18 April 1756 (Washington Papers)
A Court Martial to sit immediately for Trial of Sergeant Waters, and John Garland. LB , DLC:GW . John Garland, a 32–year-old Virginian, was listed on Robert Spotswood’s size roll of 13 July 1756 as having been enlisted on 1 Feb. 1756 in North Carolina. Garland was later transferred to Woodward’s company. GW mentioned a Sergeant Waters earlier (see GW’s Orders for 8 Jan. 1756 ), and this may be...
I had wrote the inclosed Letter last night, & was just sending my Man off with it, & the other Papers, when Your Messenger came; by whom you will now receive them, made up within the ⟨cover⟩ of the Acts of Assembly. I beg You to inform Mr Johnston that the Bill I have drawn is intended only as a Ground-Work, & that I desire every part of it may be submitted to his Correction. My Son George has...
ALS and draft: American Philosophical Society Permit me to thank you, not only on my own Account for the Book itself you have so kindly sent me, but in Behalf of the Publick for Writing it. It being in my Opinion, (considering the profound Study, and steady Application of Mind that the Work required, the sound Judgment with which it is executed, and its great and important Utility to the...
I suppose you have written to me, tho I have not received it, for Mr. Ayers left his pocket Book with the Letters at Roxbury. However full in the Faith that I have a Letter there, I return you my thanks for it. We are all very sollicitious to hear from you; Brother has they tell us two eruptions; upon which I congratulate him. I hear also that he is in high Spirits, and more agreeable than...
Letterbook copy: American Philosophical Society In mine to you, of the 18th Instant, by the Friendship, Capt. Falconer, was inclosed the first Copy of a Bill of Exchange for £100 Sterling; which, with what I had sent you before, I told you amounted to Two Thousand Forty-nine Pounds, Twelve Shillings, and Five Pence Sterling, remitted you since you left Philadelphia, and for which I desired you...
In Obedience to the Order of the General Court made the 28th of April in the Year 1759 we have allotted and Assignd Mrs Martha Washington her Dower in the Lands and Slaves of her late Husband Daniel Parke Custis Esqr. deceasd as will appear by a Schedule hereunto annexd (marked A.) We have also Stated a general Account of the Estate of the said Daniel Parke Custis Esqr. decd from the several...
7217[Diary entry: 31 August 1768] (Washington Papers)
31. Dined with Mr. Jno. Smith who was marryed yesterday to the widow Lee. John Smith (1715–1771) of Fleets Bay plantation on Indian Creek, Northumberland County, was a second cousin to GW. He had previously been married to Mary Jaquelin (1714–1764) of Jamestown and had lived for many years at Shooter’s Hill plantation, Middlesex County. In 1767 he established a smallpox inoculation hospital at...
7218[Diary entry: 3 February 1774] (Washington Papers)
3. Set out after an early Dinner (with Lund Washington) for Mr. Calverts, to Mr. Custis’s Wedding who was this Eveng. married to Miss Nelly Calvert. On 15 Dec. 1773 GW had written to Rev. Myles Cooper , president of King’s College, N.Y., that his hopes of Jacky’s continuing his education were “at an end; & at length, I have yielded, contrary to my judgment, & much against my wishes, to his...
Inclos’d I send you a Letter that I sent to yr house Last winter, but you being out some way, the Bearer brot it back & understanding you intended to prosecute me for a fraud I had the inclos’d deposition taken as I really did believe there was 2 Tons of Iron when I told you of the number of Barrs that was counted to the waggoners believing the Iron was Justly weighed that came down Last, as...
LS : Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission The Bearer Michael McGuire inlisted as a private Soldier for the Term of three Months in the Service of the Province, he has not only during that time behav’d himself soberly and well as a Soldier but has also been particularly useful as an Overseer and Carpenter in the Building the Fort, the Term of his Inlistment expir’d a Month ago and as...