George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 5 October 1770]

Octr. 5th.1Began a journey to the Ohio in Company with Doctr. Craik his Servant, & two of mine with a lead Horse with Baggage. Dind at Towlston2 and lodgd at Leesburg distant from Mount Vernon abt. 45 Miles. Here my Portmanteau horse faild in his stomach.

1For additional annotation of GW’s diary entries for October, see the previous section.

2Towlston Grange was Bryan Fairfax’s home in Fairfax County.

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