George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 21 June 1771]

21. Mr. Robt. Adam came here in the Morning to Breakfast & went with me to Mr. French’s Funeral. Mr. Magowan came here with me to Dinner where we found Mr. Stedlar.

Robert Adam today brought GW an initial payment of £300 for the flour he had agreed to buy on 6 June. Further cash payments totaling £201 6d. were made in October and November, and the balance was credited to GW’s general account with Adam’s company (General Ledger A description begins General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , folio 340, 345, 347).

Although Daniel French had died 25 May, the public funeral sermon was apparently not preached until this day. The services may have been held at the still-unfinished new Pohick Church, the construction of which French had been directing before he died. French’s grave is in the churchyard there.

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