George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 28 June 1768]

28. Set of for, and Reachd Fredericksburg.

GW was taking Jacky Custis to a boarding school in St. Mary’s Parish, Caroline County, which the parish rector, Rev. Jonathan Boucher, ran in his home on a small plantation about 11 miles from the parish church. Jacky had received no instruction since Christmas when Magowan had ceased tutoring him, and GW was now anxious to have the boy resume his education. To school Jacky took his luggage, a body servant, and two horses (GW to Boucher, 30 May 1768, PHi: Dreer Collection).

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