George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 20 April 1772]

20. Went up to Court, Colo. Bassett & Jno. Custis with me. Returnd in the Afternoon—Mr. Tilghman & Mr. Hanson with us.

The April court met only this day (Fairfax County Order Book for 1772–74, 25–26, Vi Microfilm). While GW was in Alexandria, he clubbed at Arell’s tavern (General Ledger B description begins General Ledger B, 1772–1793. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , folio 5).

James Tilghman, Jr. (1748–1796), was the third son of James Tilghman (1716–1793), who moved from Talbot County, Md., in the 1760s to practice law in Philadelphia. James Jr. was living in Alexandria at this time, but later settled in Talbot County, Md., where he practiced law (see JOHNSTON [1] description begins Henry P. Johnston, ed. The Correspondence and Public Papers of John Jay. 4 vols. New York and London, 1890-93. description ends , 369, 374; TILGHMAN [2] description begins Oswald Tilghman. History of Talbot County, Maryland, 1661–1861 . . .. 2 vols. 1915. Reprint, Baltimore, 1967. description ends , 1:8).

Mr. Hanson is probably young Samuel Hanson or his brother Thomas Hawkins Hanson, sons of Samuel Hanson of Green Hill, Charles County, Md.

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