George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 1 May 1773]

May 1st. Went to the different Fishing Landings on both sides the River as high as broad Creek & found that few Fish had been catchd.

This was a bad year for the herring and shad fisheries. The catch during May was much smaller than that of 1772 or 1774 (LEDGER B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 42). Broad Creek enters the Potomac in Prince George’s County, Md., four miles above Piscataway Creek.

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