George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 22 October 1761]

Octr. 22d. Began Captn. Posey’s Barn with Turner Crump & Six Carpenters.

Turner Crump was hired by GW in Dec. 1760 to oversee GW’s slave carpenters at a wage of £30 per year. This construction project apparently marked the first time GW contracted Crump and his slave carpenters out to do work for others.

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