George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 8 March 1760]

Saturday Mar. 8. No. Et. Wind & Rain—Plows stopd.

Gave Captn. Cawseys Skipper namely William Vicars—1 Tobo. Note and an Order on Hunting Creek Warehouses for 7 Hhds. of my Mountain Tobo.

John Cawsey was captain of the Tyger, a 120–ton British-built ship which took a crew of nine and sailed in the Virginia tobacco trade for John Farrel & Co. of Bristol, Eng. William Vicars was probably Cawsey’s first mate. hunting creek warehouses: These tobacco warehouses at Alexandria had been established by the inspection acts of 1730 and 1732 (see entry for 25 Jan. 1760).

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