George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 29 March 1768]

29. Fox hunting—with Jacky Custis & Ld. Washington. Catchd a fox after 3 hrs. chase.

jacky: GW’s stepson, John Parke Custis. He was described by GW in May of this year as “a boy of good genius, about 14 yrs. of age, untainted in his Morals, & of innocent Manners. Two yrs. and upwards he has been reading of Virgil, and was (at the time Mr. Magowan left him) entered upon the Greek Testament” (GW to Jonathan Boucher, 30 May 1768, PHi: Dreer Collection).

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