George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 23 October 1771]

23. After dinner set of for Williamsburg and lodgd at Mr. Lawson’s. Left Mr. Smith & Mrs. Barnes at Mt. Vn.

GW was going to Williamsburg to give the council a list of 81 members of the Virginia Regiment who had presented him with claims under the Proclamation of 1754 and to petition the councillors to devise a system for distributing the 200,000 acres among the claimants (VA. EXEC. JLS. description begins H. R. McIlwaine et al., eds. Executive Journals of the Council of Colonial Virginia. 6 vols. Richmond, 1925–66. description ends , 6:438–39).

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