George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 31 May 1769]

31. Set of with Mrs. Washington & Patcy Mr. W. Washington & wife Mrs. Bushrod & Miss Washington & Mr. Magowan for Towlston in order to stand for Mr. B. Fairfax’s 3d. Son which I did together with my Wife, Mr. W[arne]r Washington & his Lady.

mr. b. fairfax’s 3d. son: Ferdinando Fairfax (1769–1820), who is here becoming a godson of GW, married Elizabeth Cary, was the heir of George William Fairfax, and was a principal mourner at GW’s funeral.

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