George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 21 February 1769]

21. Went to Court again and returnd home at Night.

The court today ordered GW and Col. John West to “settle & adjust accounts” in a dispute between William Payne and Francis Dade and to report at the next court, their decision to be the court’s official judgment in the case. The report was not made until 18 April, when Dade was ordered to pay Payne 992 pounds of tobacco plus costs (Fairfax County Order Book for 1768–70, 85, 125, Vi Microfilm).

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