George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 8 May 1770]

8. Neither of the above Persons were at work on the Race today. But Abel Cellicoe and one of his Sons set into ditching on the Race. Finished Planting of Corn in the Neck this day. Got two Boats load of Lime, Wood & one of Stone to the Mill—but the Battoe was stopd by Wind.

Abel Callico had worked for Lund Washington on Fitzhugh’s mill in 1764, but neither he nor his son proved to be of much help in digging GW’s millrace, as they also failed to merit any pay (Lund Washington’s account book, 1762–85, 36, MdAN).

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