George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 30 June 1772]

30. My Brother & Family Set of home—Mr. Tilghman also after Breakfast. I rid with Mr. Byrd in the Forenoon to my Meadow at Doeg Run and to the Mill and in the Afternn. went to Sound the Depth of the sevl. Fishing Shores from Poseys up to Gilbt. Simpson’s.

Gilbert Simpson (d. 1773) leased land in Clifton’s Neck, first from William Clifton, and then from GW after his purchase of the land in 1760 (General Ledger A description begins General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , folio 113, 137, 209).

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