George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 13 January 1773]

13. Went into the Neck in the forenoon to lay of a Fence at Hallerys.

hallerys: GW probably means Samuel Halley (Haley), who had married John Sheridine’s (d. 1768) widow, Barberry. Halley and his wife still lived in Clifton’s Neck on the land her father-in-law, John Sheridine of Charles County, Md., rented from GW.

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