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1 Editorial Note Editorial note . During the spring of 1748 GW undertook a journey that introduced him for the...
2 Washington, George A Journal of my Journey over the Mountains began Fryday … 1748-03-11 Fryday March 11th. 1747/8. Began my Journey in Company with George Fairfax Esqr.; we travell’d...
3 Washington, George [Diary entry: 11 March 1748] 1748-03-11 Fryday March 11th. 1747/8. Began my Journey in Company with George Fairfax Esqr.; we travell’d...
4 Washington, George [Diary entry: 12 March 1748] 1748-03-12 Saturday March 12th. This Morning Mr. James Genn the surveyor came to us. We travel’d over the...
5 Washington, George [Diary entry: 13 March 1748] 1748-03-13 Sunday March 13. Rode to his Lordships Quarter about 4 Miles higher up the River we went through...
6 Washington, George [Diary entry: 14 March 1748] 1748-03-14 Monday 14th. We sent our Baggage to Capt. Hites (near Frederick Town) went ourselves down the...
7 Washington, George [Diary entry: 15 March 1748] 1748-03-15 Tuesday 15th. We set out early with Intent to Run round the sd. Land but being taken in a Rain &...
8 Washington, George [Diary entry: 16 March 1748] 1748-03-16 Wednesday 16th. We set out early & finish’d about one oClock & then Travell’d up to Frederick...
9 Washington, George [Diary entry: 17 March 1748] 1748-03-17 Thursday 17th. Rain’d till Ten oClock & then clearing we reached as far as Major Campbells one of...
10 Washington, George [Diary entry: 18 March 1748] 1748-03-18 Fryday 18th. We Travell’d up about 35 Miles to Thomas Barwicks on Potomack where we found the...
11 Washington, George [Diary entry: 20 March 1748] 1748-03-20 Sunday 20th. Finding the River not much abated we in the Evening Swam our horses over & carried...
12 Washington, George [Diary entry: 21 March 1748] 1748-03-21 Monday 21st. We went over in a Canoe & Travell’d up Maryland side all the Day in a Continued Rain...
13 Washington, George [Diary entry: 22 March 1748] 1748-03-22 Tuesday 22d. Continued Rain and the Freshes kept us at Cresaps.
14 Washington, George [Diary entry: 23 March 1748] 1748-03-23 Wednesday 23d. Rain’d till about two oClock & Clear’d when we were agreeably surpris’d at the...
15 Washington, George [Diary entry: 25 March 1748] 1748-03-25 Fryday 25th. 1748. Nothing Remarkable on thursday but only being with the Indians all day so...
16 Washington, George [Diary entry: 26 March 1748] 1748-03-26 Saterday 26. Travelld up the Creek to Solomon Hedges Esqr. one of his Majestys Justices of the...
17 Washington, George [Diary entry: 27 March 1748] 1748-03-27 Sunday 27th. Travell’d over to the South Branch (attended with the Esqr.) to Henry Vanmetriss in...
18 Washington, George [Diary entry: 28 March 1748] 1748-03-28 Monday 28th. Travell’d up the Branch about 30 Miles to Mr. James Rutlidge’s Horse Jockey & about...
19 Washington, George [Diary entry: 29 March 1748] 1748-03-29 Tuesday 29th. This Morning went out & Survey’d five Hundred Acres of Land & went down to one...
20 Washington, George [Diary entry: 30 March 1748] 1748-03-30 Wednesday 30th. This Morning began our Intended Business of Laying of Lots. We began at the...
21 Washington, George [Diary entry: 31 March 1748] 1748-03-31 Thursday 31st. Early this Morning one of our Men went out with the Gun & soon Returnd with two...
22 Washington, George [April 1748] 1748-04-01 Fryday April the 1st. 1748. This Morning Shot twice at Wild Turkies but killd none. Run of three...
23 Washington, George [Diary entry: 1 April 1748] 1748-04-01 Fryday April the 1st. 1748. This Morning Shot twice at Wild Turkies but killd none. Run of three...
24 Washington, George [Diary entry: 2 April 1748] 1748-04-02 Saterday April 2d. Last Night was a blowing & Rainy night. Our Straw catch’d a Fire that we were...
25 Washington, George [Diary entry: 3 April 1748] 1748-04-03 Sunday 3d. Last Night was a much more blostering night than the former. We had our Tent Carried...
26 Washington, George [Diary entry: 4 April 1748] 1748-04-04 Monday 4th. This morning Mr. Fairfax left us with Intent to go down to the Mouth of the Branch....
27 Washington, George [Diary entry: 5 April 1748] 1748-04-05 Tuesday 5th. We went out & did 4 Lots. We were attended by the same Company of People that we had...
28 Washington, George [Diary entry: 6 April 1748] 1748-04-06 Wednesday 6th. Last Night was so Intolerably smoaky that we were obliged all hands to leave the...
29 Washington, George [Diary entry: 7 April 1748] 1748-04-07 Thursday 7th. Rain’d Successively all Last Night. This Morning one of our men Killed a Wild Turky...
30 Washington, George [Diary entry: 8 April 1748] 1748-04-08 Fryday 8th. We breakfasted at Casseys & Rode down to Vanmetris’s to get all our Company together...
31 Washington, George [Diary entry: 9 April 1748] 1748-04-09 Saterday 9th. Set the Surveyors to work whilst Mr. Fairfax & myself stayed at the Tent our...
32 Washington, George [Diary entry: 10 April 1748] 1748-04-10 Sunday 10th. We took our farewell of the Branch & travelld over Hills and Mountains to 1 Coddys...
33 Washington, George [Diary entry: 11 April 1748] 1748-04-11 Monday 11th. We Travell’d from Coddys down to Frederick Town where we Reached about 12 oClock. We...
34 Washington, George [Diary entry: 12 April 1748] 1748-04-12 Tuesday 12th. We set of from Capt. Hites in order to go over Wms. Gap about 20 Miles and after...
35 Washington, George [Diary entry: 13 April 1748] 1748-04-13 Wednesday the 13th. of April 1748. Mr. Fairfax got safe home and I myself safe to my Brothers...
36 Note on the Digital Edition of This Chapter This diary chapter includes JPEG images of print edition pages 38–117, the facsimiles of the...
37 Editorial Note GW’s older half brother Lawrence had been in poor health during the decade following the British...
38 Biographical Data Information on the persons mentioned by GW during his stay on the island is in most instances...
39 The Washingtons in Barbados The arrival at Bridgetown, on Carlisle Bay, is not well documented because pages are missing from...
40 The Manuscript The Barbados diary had deteriorated seriously before it was silked and mounted at the Library of...
41 Washington, George [Diary entry: 4 November 1751] 1751-11-04 November 4 th , 1751.—This morning received a card from Major Clarke, welcoming us to Barbadoes,...
42 Washington, George [Diary entry: 5 November 1751] 1751-11-05 5 th. —Early this morning came Dr. Hilary, an eminent physician recommended by Major Clarke, to...
43 Editorial Note In the two years between his return from Barbados and the outbreak of the French and Indian War,...
44 Washington, George Journey to the French Commandant: Narrative 1753-10-31 On Wednesday the 31st. of October 1753 I was Commission’d & appointed by the Honble. Robert...
45 Editorial Note In the weeks after GW’s return from his journey to the French commandant, reports of further...
46 Washington, George Expedition to the Ohio, 1754: Narrative 1754-03-27 On the 31st of March , I received from his Honour a Lieutenant Colonel’s Commission, The date of...
47 Washington, George [January 1760] 1760-01-01 January 1 Tuesday. Visited my Plantations and receivd an Instance of Mr. French’s great Love of...
48 Washington, George [Diary entry: 1 January 1760] 1760-01-01 January 1 Tuesday. Visited my Plantations and receivd an Instance of Mr. French’s great Love of...
49 Washington, George [Diary entry: 2 January 1760] 1760-01-02 Jany. 2d. Wednesy. Mrs. Barnes who came to visit Mrs. Washington yesterday returnd home in my...
50 Washington, George [Diary entry: 3 January 1760] 1760-01-03 Thursday Jany. 3d. The Weather continuing Bad & the same causes subsisting I confind myself to...