George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 2 October 1769]

2. Colo. Carlyle and two Daughters—Captn. Brady and Captn. Posey dined here.

captn. brady: possibly William Brady, captain of the Berkeley County militia, later captain in Stephenson’s Rifles and captain of the 11th Virginia Regiment in the Continental line. Brady resigned in 1778 and was awarded 4,000 acres of land.

Posey had been drinking heavily in recent weeks and had often been absent from his home, but he came to Mount Vernon today, as GW reported to Robert Hanson Harrison on 7 Oct., “perfectly Sober and proposed of his own voluntary motion to sell his Estate finding it in vain to struggle on longer against the Terms of Debt that oppresses him.” The sale was to begin on 23 Oct. (DLC:GW).

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