18. Went to Court again and come home in the Evening with Colo. Mason—Mr. Auge. Smith Mr. Ross & Mr. Denneson. Found Mr. Stedlar here.
mr. auge. smith: probably Augustine Smith (1739–1774) of Shooter’s Hill plantation in Middlesex County, the eldest son of John Smith of Cabin Point, Westmoreland County (tyler  description begins Lyon G. Tyler. “The Smiths of Virginia.” William and Mary Quarterly, 1st ser., 4 (1895–96): 46–52, 95–103, 183–87. description ends , 95). mr. denneson: Since he and Mr. Ross went home together from Mount Vernon (see next entry), this is probably James Dennistone (or Dennistown), a merchant of Colchester. Both Ross and Dennistone signed the nonimportation association in Williamsburg, 22 June 1770, and both men, along with Alexander Henderson, represented Colchester on a committee appointed by the merchants to consider the general state of trade in the colony.