George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 17 March 1774]

17. Looking over & running some Lines of Mercers Bullrun Tract. Returnd & lodgd at Wests again.

In checking some boundaries of the Mercer land that he would be responsible for selling in the fall, GW found that a mill had been built by a local settler inside a supposed Mercer line. GW sided with the mill owner (GW to James Mercer, 28 Mar. 1774, NNgWHM).

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