George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 31 August 1762]

31. Winney came from Mountain Quarter.

Agreed with Nelson Kelly to Overlook Gists &ca.

mountain quarter: Bullskin plantation. Winney may be the slave of the same name who was a house servant at Mount Vernon from 1766 until some time after 1773 (Toner Transcripts, DLC).

According to articles of agreement signed the following day, Kelly, described as a “Planter,” was to oversee the next year’s tobacco and corn crops at GW’s “quarters on Doegs Run known by the names of Gists and Ashfords” and in return he was to receive a part of the crops, some meat provisions, and a cash bonus on the tobacco (DLC:GW).

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