George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 22 December 1772]

22. Returnd home early in the Morning, & went up to Alexa. to Court. Came back in the Aftern.

The court met 21–22 Dec., but GW was not recorded present. On the previous day the justices had registered GW’s brand for his flour, “g: washington,” in accordance with the act passed during the last session of the assembly (Fairfax County Order Book for 1772–74, 158–65, Vi Microfilm; see main entry for 3 April 1772).

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