George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 7 January 1771]

7. The Two Colo. Fairfaxs and Mrs. Fairfax dined and lodged here.

Besides the Fairfaxes, Dr. George Steptoe (d. 1784), of Westmoreland County, apparently visited Mount Vernon about this time; on 8 Jan., GW paid him £2 3s. for examining Patsy Custis and giving her a prescription (General Ledger A description begins General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , folio 333; CUSTIS ACCOUNT BOOK description begins GW’s Accounts Kept for Martha Parke Custis and John Parke Custis, 1760–75. Manuscript in Custis Papers, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond. description ends ). Steptoe had graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1767.

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