George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 11 May 1772]

11. Rid to the Ferry Plantatn. & Mill. Old Mr. Wm. Bayly dined here.

William Bayly (d. 1782), an original settler of Colchester in the late 1750s, had established a tavern there and later became the proprietor of the Colchester tobacco warehouse (SPROUSE [3] description begins Edith Moore Sprouse. Colchester: Colonial Port on the Potomac. Fairfax, Va., 1975. description ends , 173). Baily came to Mount Vernon today to discuss the rental of GW’s bateau (LEDGER B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 28, 64).

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