George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 8 June 1773]

8. Reach’d home to Dinner about two Oclock. Mr. Buckner came here in the Evening & lodgd.

In Dec. 1772 GW had sold the firm of Baldwin & John Buckner, of Gloucester, 300 barrels of superfine flour, for which he received a bond to secure payment the following April in Williamsburg. Fielding Lewis was delegated to collect some debts for GW in Williamsburg at that time but was unable to collect from the Buckner brothers. The money was finally paid in June by Richard Robinson (General Ledger B description begins General Ledger B, 1772–1793. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , folio 65; GW to Lewis, 20 April 1773, PHi: Gratz Collection; GW’s account with Lewis, 20 April 1773, NjMoHP).

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