George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 1 August 1769]

Augt. 1st. Set out from Chs. Wests. Dined at Snickers and got to Mr. W[arne]r Washington’s abt. 5 Oclock.

Edward Snickers (d. 1791) settled at a site near Buck Marsh Run in Frederick (now Clarke) County, where he later built his home, Springfield. Snickers’ Gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains was named after him. Warner Washington was living in Frederick (now Clarke) County, probably on the 3,000–acre plot he purchased in 1770 from his brother-in-law, George William Fairfax. On this land was built Warner’s home, Fairfield, a few miles northwest of Snickers’s ordinary.

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