George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 3 March 1769]

3. Went to the Vestry at Pohick Church and returnd abt. 11 Oclock at Night. Found Mr. Tibbles here.

GW was late in returning because the proposed location of the new Pohick Church was not wearing well with the minority of vestrymen who lived conveniently near the old church. After prolonged debate lasting well into the evening, the vestry finally accepted Daniel French’s bid for building the new church, but “not having compleated their business,” they adjourned till “Fryday the Seventh Day of April next” to sign the articles of agreement (Truro Vestry Book, 137, DLC). For the tradition that GW led the Crossroads majority and George Mason led the old-location minority, see slaughter [1] description begins Philip Slaughter. The History of Truro Parish in Virginia. Edited by Edward L. Goodwin. Philadelphia, 1908. description ends , 63–64; mvar description begins Annual Report of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association of the Union. Mount Vernon, Va., 1854–. description ends , 1964, 22–25.

mr. tibbles: GW to Thomas Lewis, 5 May 1774, refers to “Mr. Theobald (or Tibbles, as he is commonly called),” who was a partner of Michael Cresap in a western land speculation scheme (DLC:GW).

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