George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 21 September 1773]

21. Colo. Mason & Mr. Fendal went away after Breakfast. I contind. at home all day. Mr. Robt. Hooe dind & lodgd here.

Robert Townsend Hooe of Charles County, Md., was a partner in an Alexandria firm called Hooe, Stone & Co. until 1773, when it became Jenifer & Hooe. A few years later it became known as Hooe & Harrison (Pa. Mag., 61:64). Hooe was a member of the Charles County committee of correspondence and a lieutenant colonel of the Charles County militia. In 1780 he became mayor of Alexandria. After the Revolution he was a member of the Fairfax County court and of the Fairfax vestry.

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