George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 25 January 1773]

25. Went a hunting, & found a Fox upon the Hills by Edd. Wathings which run near 4 hours & was either killd or treed—but the wind blewing fresh we were thrown out & coud only judge from Circumstances. Came home to Dinner & found Doctr. Rumney here who stayd all Night.

Edward Wathing (Wathen) made shoes at various times for GW’s slaves and in return had work done at GW’s blacksmith shop (General Ledger B description begins General Ledger B, 1772–1793. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , folio 77).

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