George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 4 March 1772]

4. Dined at the Attorneys and Spent the Evening at the Governors.

In the House of Burgesses today GW reported committee approval of John Robinson’s claim; he should be allowed £5 “for his present Relief” plus an annuity of £6 for life. The house promptly agreed to this proposal, and GW was ordered to take the resolution to the council for its concurrence, which it gave on 11 Mar. Later in today’s proceedings a petition for relief was received from a second disabled veteran, Philip Hand. A new committee, again including GW, was appointed to consider his claim (JHB description begins H. R. McIlwaine and John Pendleton Kennedy, eds. Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia. 13 vols. Richmond, 1905–15. description ends , 1770–72, 209–10, 234).

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