George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 27 February 1760]

Wednesday Feby. 27. Very little Wind & that Southerly but raind of and on the whole day.

Continued plowing while the Weather woud permit, and the People, viz. George, Kate, Doll, & little George were employd in Grubing the Field by the Garden.

Nations’s horse that was destraind on for my Rent was sold at Publick Auction to Mr. Tom Triplet for £5.

Peter had got his Coal drawn & brought in one load.

Thomas Triplett (1732–1780) of Truro Parish was a son of Thomas Triplett (d. 1737). By 1763 he was living on the North Branch of Little Hunting Creek where he had rented a small plantation from George Mason of Gunston Hall (lease of Mason to Triplett, 26 April 1763, Fairfax County Deeds, Book E–1, 262–69, Vi Microfilm). In 1771 he leased additional land in that area from Mason and continued living there until his death (lease of Mason to Triplett, 19 Dec. 1771, Fairfax County Deeds, Book K–1, 14–23, Vi Microfilm). This land later passed to Mason’s son Thomson Mason (1759–1820) and became part of Hollin Hall plantation (deed of George Mason to Thomson Mason, 16 June 1786, Fairfax County Deeds, Book Q–1, 249–54, Vi Microfilm). Thomas Triplett and his brother William regularly joined GW in fox hunting.

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