George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 24 June 1769]

24. Finishd going over my Corn in the Neck with the Hoes as also with the Plows the second time.

Worked over all the Swamps (North of the Meadow) at Doeg Run with the Hoes.

Jonathan Palmer who came to the House that was provided for him last Night began Working with my People this day.

On this day GW debited Jonathan Palmer, his newly hired master carpenter, “2 Barrels of Herrings delivered per your order to the Waggoner that brought his [Palmer’s] family down” (General Ledger A description begins General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , folio 294). The house, although not recorded by GW in their contract, was provided rent-free.

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