George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 2 August 1771]

2. At home all day a writing Letters & Advertisements of Harry who run away the 29th. Ulto.

GW spent £1 16s. to recover this slave, who apparently was soon returned to Mount Vernon (LEDGER A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 340; list of GW’s tithables, 10 June 1772, DLC: Toner Collection).

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