George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 21 May 1771]

21. Set out for my Brothers at Nomony—crossing over to my Quarter, & so by Frazer’s to Hobs Hole where we dined, & then crossing the [Rappahannock] River lodged at Mr. Josh. Lanes.

my brothers: John Augustine Washington’s home, Bushfield. Joseph Lane (d. 1796), a younger brother of James and William Carr Lane of Newgate, lived at Nomini Forest in Westmoreland County and was the deputy collector of customs for the South Potomac Naval District (MCDONALD description begins Cornelia McDonald. A Diary with Reminiscences of the War and Refugee Life in the Shenandoah Valley, 1860–1865. Nashville, 1935. description ends , 468–77; Va. Gaz., P&D, 25 Feb. 1773).

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