George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 5 December 1772]

5. Went a hunting with Mr. Fairfax. Found a Fox between Edd. William’s & Johnsons which we lost after a Chase of two hours.

Edward Williams became GW’s tenant in 1760 when GW bought the Clifton’s Neck land. Williams was still there in 1786, when he was listed for tax purposes as having 12 whites and no blacks (LEDGER A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 113; LEDGER B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 19; HEADS OF FAMILIES, VA description begins Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Virginia; Records of the State Enumerations, 1782 to 1785. 1908. Reprint. Baltimore, 1970. description ends ., 17).

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