George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 8 August 1770]

8. Began to sow Wheat in the Neck in that Cut upon the Creek above Carneys Gut. The Ground here was tolerably clear and in Good Order the Grass and Weeds being Choped over.

Carney’s Gut, named for GW’s former tenant John Carney, is on the east side of Little Hunting Creek a short distance above the creek’s mouth (see illus., p. 3).

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