5. Richard Talbot, one of Mr. Balls hands was absent from work. John Harvey was also absent from his ditching. Finished Planting Corn at Doeg Run Plantation this day—viz the 5th. Richd. Talbot was not at work but went up to Alexandria.
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- “[Diary entry: 5 May 1770],” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified December 28, 2016, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/01-02-02-0005-0014-0005. [Original source: The Diaries of George Washington, vol. 2, 14 January 1766 – 31 December 1770, ed. Donald Jackson. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1976, p. 244.]