George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 20 June 1773]

20. Colo. Fairfax & Lady as also Mr. Massey dind here—Patcy Custis being buried—the first went away. Mr. Massey stayd.

Patsy was laid to rest in the family vault, about 200 yards south of the main house. Rev. Lee Massey read the funeral service, and GW paid him £2 6s. 3d., about normal compensation (LEDGER B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 90; JONES [1] description begins Hugh Jones. The Present State of Virginia From Whence Is Inferred A Short View of Maryland and North Carolina. Edited by Richard L. Morton. Chapel Hill, N.C., 1956. description ends , 99–100). The coffin, which had been bought from James Connell of Alexandria, was draped with a black pall belonging to GW (LEDGER B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 90; Robert Adam to GW, 16 Sept. 1773; HAMILTON [1] description begins Stanislaus Murray Hamilton, ed. Letters to Washington and Accompanying Papers. 5 vols. Boston and New York, 1898–1902. description ends , 4:261).

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