George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 6 May 1768]

6. Rid to the Plantations near Williamsburg & dined at Mr. Valentines.

Joseph Valentine (d. 1771), who was in charge of all the Custis estates when GW married Martha Dandridge Custis in 1759, stayed on as the “Common Steward” for both John Parke Custis’s inherited portion and GW’s dower portion of the Custis plantations (GW to Robert Cary, 24 Oct. 1760, CSmH).

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