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In a Letter of the 10th Ulto I inform’d you of a purchase I had in contemplation. I have now made it, & have drawn the following Bills upon you, which please to pay & place to the Acct of Mr Custis, for whose benefit the Lands are bought —viz. To Peyton Randolph John Page & Charles Carter Esqrs. £3679.5 4th Decr 1773. To Edwd Charlton 350   Do Do Do To Benjn Walker Esqr. 100   3 Do Do  Ditto...
1502[Diary entry: 6 March 1775] (Washington Papers)
6. Colo. Harrison & Colo. Lee went away, as did Mrs. Barnes & Miss Ramsay after Breakfast.
1503[Diary entry: 3 January 1771] (Washington Papers)
3. The above Gentlemen stayed all day and Night. My Brother John and Mr. Lawe. Washington came here to Dinner.
1504[Diary entry: 31 December 1769] (Washington Papers)
31. At Home all day.
1505[Diary entry: 21 August 1762] (Washington Papers)
21. Recd. 70 Bags of Salt—abt. 280 Bushels.
1506[Diary entry: 18 June 1771] (Washington Papers)
18. Much such a day as yesterday, till the Evening then the Wind Shifting to the Northward it grew cool.
1507[Diary entry: 12 February 1769] (Washington Papers)
12. Mr. Piper went away after Breakfast. At home all day with Colo. Lewis & Son.
1508[Diary entry: 15 September 1771] (Washington Papers)
15. Set of home. Din’d in Dumfries and got up by Sun set.
1509[Diary entry: 20 February 1775] (Washington Papers)
20. Clear & very warm with but little wind & that Southerly.
1510[Diary entry: 12 December 1771] (Washington Papers)
12. The foregoing Gentlemen still here.
1511[Diary entry: 9 May 1774] (Washington Papers)
9. Lowering most part of the day with not much wind.
1512[Diary entry: 2 August 1772] (Washington Papers)
2. Clear & pleasant, but rather Cool. Wind hanging still to the Westward.
1513Memorandum, 30 June–1 July 1757 (Washington Papers)
The names of the Sergts employed upon the public works. The names of those who are not employed. LB , DLC:GW . Before May 1757 when there were sixteen companies (seventeen counting Christopher Gist’s company of scouts) in the Virginia Regiment, each company usually had three sergeants, but after the number of companies was reduced to eight (plus the two that were sent to South Carolina) each...
1514[Diary entry: 27 June 1769] (Washington Papers)
27. Very hot and Sultry; indeed extreamly so. A small breeze from the Southwd.
1515[Diary entry: 24 September 1769] (Washington Papers)
24. Clear and pleasant. Wind Northwardly but not cold nor hard.
1516[Diary entry: 18 January 1768] (Washington Papers)
18. Went to Court & sold Colo. Colvils Ld. Returnd again at Night. As an executor for Thomas Colvill’s estate, GW signed an advertisement in Rind’s Virginia Gazette (24 Dec. 1767) announcing that “upwards of six hundred acres of valuable land . . . will be sold to the highest bidder, at the court-house of Fairfax county, on the 3d Monday in next month (being court day).” The high bidder was...
1517[Diary entry: 21 December 1769] (Washington Papers)
21. Very pleasant, being clear & wind Southwardly.
I came to this place a few days ago, and embrace this as the first oppertunity that has offered of Inclosing Invoices for such Goods as are wanting for Master Custis’s Plantations and mine on York River where I have the Satisfaction to find that our Crops are secured, and tolerably good, having escaped a Frost that has destroyed much Tobacco in many parts of the Country, and injured me a good...
1519[Diary entry: 26 January 1774] (Washington Papers)
26. Mr. Rutherford went away after Breakfast. I contd. at home all day.
1520[Diary entry: 25 June 1771] (Washington Papers)
25. Discoverd the Rust bad in the Wheat at the Mill. My Wheat every where being much Injurd by the Speck or Spot. Finished Cutting the Meadow at Doeg Run—6 Scythe men being employd each day.
1521[Diary entry: 2 February 1769] (Washington Papers)
2. The Ground slightly froze, Wind fresh from the northwest. Cloudy and cold.
1522[August 1764] (Washington Papers)
1 & 2. Sowed Turnips—behind Garden. 10. Sowed Spelts—behind Ditto. 14. Cut Timothy Seed at Doeg Run. 15. Onwards getting Apples for Cyder. 17 & 18. Brought Oats from Ashfords. Note they were good Oats & a bushl. of them when well cleand weighd 30 lbs. & a bushl. of Spelts—weighd 28. 22. Trimmed up 52 heads of Tobo. at Creek Quarter for Sweetscented Seed. Began to cut Meadow on Creek. 23....
1523[Diary entry: 5 September 1771] (Washington Papers)
5. Warm and clear with but little Wind & that Southerly. The Afternoon Showery with some thunder.
1524[Diary entry: 10 March 1775] (Washington Papers)
10. At home all day. Mr. Custis who came over on Sunday returnd again to Maryland.
1525[Diary entry: 2 December 1771] (Washington Papers)
2. Wind variable with Clouds, and at the sametime cold.
From the goodness kindness of your offer last Assembly, I flatter myself you will be kind enough so obliging as to acquaint the Gentlemen of the Committee (at th is eir next meeting) with the loss I sustaind during my Appointment as Paymaster to the Virginia Forces (either by Robery, or neglect of charging) and so far favour my Pretensions as to sollicit them in my behalf, which I am convinced...
1527[Diary entry: 25 March 1771] (Washington Papers)
25. Clear, Warm, and pleasant with but little Wind and that Southwardly.
1528Orderly Book, 18 October 1758 (Washington Papers)
Camp at Muddy Run Wednesday Octr 18th Parole Dublin A Picquit to Consist of 1 Capt. 1 Sub. 2 Serjts & 50 Private to mount this Evening, those from the Virginia Regt to Sleep in their own Camp and those of the Pensylvanians in theirs. All the Troops to hold themselves in readiness to March with the Artillery to morrow at 10 OClock the whole to draw provisions early in the Morning for 2 Days. D...
1529[Diary entry: 22 June 1771] (Washington Papers)
22. Clear and something Cooler—Wind getting Westwardly.
1530[Diary entry: 8 January 1768] (Washington Papers)
8. Clear, frost, & still.
1531[Diary entry: 5 April 1768] (Washington Papers)
5. At home with Mr. Crawford. Mr. Campbell came here & dined, Mrs. Washington, Miss B. Ramsey & Patcy Custis went to Belvoir & returnd. As an agent for the Alexandria partnership of Carlyle & Adam, Matthew Campbell (d. 1782) had come to Mount Vernon to pay GW £121 11s. 9½d. for wheat purchased from him during the past six months ( General Ledger A General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of...
In a letter which I wrote to you yesterday, I desired that the Indians might not be brought to this place if it cou’d possibly be avoided: Since which, the Honble Edmund Atkin, Esquire; superintendant of Indian Affairs, is arrived; and desires to hold a conference with them here. No bad consequences are likely to ensue by bringing them from the Frontiers (of which, however, you are to judge...
1533[Diary entry: 16 January 1774] (Washington Papers)
16th. Very Cold all day & not very Windy—but Northerly.
Please to send the following Shoes & Boots and apply to Robt Cary Esqr. & Co. for Payment. For Geo: Washington  3 pair of strong but neat Shoes } By the last Meas[ur]e Sent  3 pr of neat & light Do  1 pr of Morrocco Leather Slippers For Mr Custis  2 pair of neat dble Chand Pumps } pr Meas[ur]e now sent  3 pr strong but neat Shoes  4 pr neat & thin Do  2 pr of neat dressd Pumps  1 pr neat red...
1535[Diary entry: 13 May 1774] (Washington Papers)
13. Misting all day, with but little Wind and that Easterly.
1536[Diary entry: 22 January 1768] (Washington Papers)
22. Fox hunting with Captn. Posey, started but catchd nothing.
1537[Diary entry: 17 November 1768] (Washington Papers)
17. Went up to a Race by Mr. Beckwiths & lodgd at Mr. Edwd. Paynes. Mr. Beckwith is possibly the Marmaduke Beckwith who appears on the tax lists of Fairfax County for 1782 and 1785 ( heads of families 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. Baltimore, 1970. , 18, 85).
Letter not found: to James Mercer, 9 Aug. 1773. On 11 Aug. Mercer wrote : “Your favour of the 9th Instant was received late last night.”
1539[Diary entry: 28 December 1774] (Washington Papers)
28. They went away again after Dinner and Mr. Robt. Graham came and stayed all Night. This was probably Robert Graham (1751–1821), son of John Graham of Graham Park near Dumfries, Prince William County. Robert succeeded his father as Prince William County clerk in 1777 ( HAYDEN Horace Edwin Hayden. Virginia Genealogies. A Genealogy of the Glassell Family of Scotland and Virginia, also of the...
1540[Diary entry: 7 July 1769] (Washington Papers)
7. The above Company going away after Breakfast I went over into the Neck & returnd to Dinner.
1541[Diary entry: 8 September 1762] (Washington Papers)
8. Carried the last of my Tobo. to H[untin]g C[ree]k W[arehouse]. Finished sowing Wheat at Muddy hole 15 .
1542[Diary entry: 30 January 1774] (Washington Papers)
30. At home all day. Mr. Bryan Fairfax came to dinner and stay’d all Night.
1543[Diary entry: 4 October 1769] (Washington Papers)
4. Rid to Alexandria to see how my Carpenters went on with my Ho. Returnd to Dinr.
1544[Diary entry: 6 February 1774] (Washington Papers)
6. At home all day. Mr. Gist went away after Breakfast.
1545Orders, 6 May 1756 (Washington Papers)
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1546[Diary entry: 3 June 1774] (Washington Papers)
3. At Colo. Bassetts all day in Compa. with Mr. Dandridge &ca. Probably Bartholomew Dandridge and his family.
1547[Diary entry: 27 November 1771] (Washington Papers)
27. Clear, with the Wind fresh from the Northwest.
Letter not found: to Robert Stewart, 21 Oct. 1758. On 24 Oct. Stewart wrote to GW : “Yours of the 21st Inst. by Mr Grant came to hand.”
1549[Diary entry: 12 January 1768] (Washington Papers)
12. Wind at No. West and exceeding cold and frosty.
1550[Diary entry: 7 November 1768] (Washington Papers)
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