George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 12 May 1771]

12. At Eltham all day except Ridg. to Colo. Bassetts Meadow at Roots’s with him.

On this day Lund Washington sent GW the unhappy news that the mill was “once more in a bad way.” The wall between the water and cog pits was falling down, allowing the floor of the mill, the forebay, and one of the waterwheel’s supports to settle several inches. Grinding had to be stopped while the wall and forebay were temporarily braced with timbers. But, Lund reported, the wheat fields looked more promising than usual (ViMtvL).

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