George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 18 February 1773]

18. At home alone all day except one William Thompson’s coming abt. a Lott of Land in Fauquier.

From 1772 to 1775 William Thompson rented 115 acres of land in Fauquier County from GW for £4 a year (LEDGER B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 73). This may be the man who visited Mount Vernon with Charles Washington on 17 Feb. 1771.

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