George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 14 July 1773]

14. Rid with the two Miss Calverts & Mrs. Washington to the New Church at Pohick.

Construction of the new church was now nearing completion. A stone baptismal font and step costing £7 5s. were being made, and the pews were either ready or almost ready for the congregation. Although GW had been in Williamsburg 20 Nov. 1772, the day that the pews were auctioned, he had engaged to buy one next to the communion table for £16. Lund Washington, probably acting for GW in that transaction, had bought the adjoining pew for £13 10s. (Truro Vestry Book, 20 Nov. 1772, 156, and 4 June 1773, 157, DLC).

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