12. Govr. Eden, Captn. Ellis, Mr. Dulany, Mr. Lee & Mr. Fendal came to Dinner & stayd all Night as did Mr. F. Willis Junr.
mr. fendal: probably Philip Richard Fendall of Maryland. Mr. Lee is presumably a relative of Fendall’s wife, Sarah Lettice Lee.
Francis Willis, Jr., was at Mount Vernon to seek GW’s advice on the rental of Belvoir. George William Fairfax had left no instructions with Willis regarding either the number of years or the amount for which he would rent his house. During today’s visit Willis and GW decided that they would do nothing about leasing the house or selling the furniture until they heard from Fairfax (NEILL description begins Edward D. Neill. The Fairfaxes of England and America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Including Letters from and to Hon. William Fairfax, President of Council of Virginia, and His Sons Col. George William Fairfax and Rev. Bryan, Eighth Lord Fairfax, the Neighbors and Friends of George Washington. Albany, 1868. description ends , 137).