George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 28 September 1765]

28. This Week my Carpenters workd 22 day’s upon my Schooner. And John Askew 3 days upon her.

GW revised his contract with his joiner Askew in April 1764, now paying him per diem at the rate of £4 per month. In Dec. 1765 Askew agreed to supervise GW’s slave carpenters for an annual salary of £35 per year plus some provisions and to pay GW £7 10s. per year for rent. Askew’s employment ended in the spring of 1767.

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