14. Set out for Fredericksburg about 7 Oclock; Dined & Fed my Horses at Peytons on Acquia & reachd Fredericksburg abt. Dusk. Lodgd at my Mothers.
GW’s purpose in going to Fredericksburg at this time was to meet with other veteran officers of the French and Indian War “to consider of a proper method to obtain the Lands granted” by the king’s Proclamation of 1763 (resolutions of veteran officers, 15 Sept. 1772, MoSW).