George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 8 November 1773]

8. Went over to see Mr. Blacks Land in King & Queen & King William. Dined at Colo. B. Moores & returnd to Colo. Bassetts in the Evg.

During the forced sales held to settle the Robinson affair, William Black acquired some lands of John Robinson’s estate. Black also won some of Bernard Moore’s land in the raffle held 14 Dec. 1769, for which GW was a manager. Black was now selling out, and in Dec. 1773 GW, on behalf of Jacky Custis, bought some of these lands in the Pamunkey River valley to add to the Custis estates.

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