George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 22 January 1771]

22. Dined at home and afterwards went to Colcherster with Mr. Ross on my way to Dumfries on the Arbitration between Doctr. Ross & Co. and Mr. Semple.

This arbitration, which had been begun in Colchester 27 Aug. 1770, was in GW’s opinion “a very disagreeable” one (GW to Charles Washington, 25 Jan. 1771, CSmH). The arbitrators were obliged to meet in Dumfries for a third session beginning on 28 Mar. to settle it.

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