George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 6 November 1774]

6. Went to Pohick Church. Mr. Triplet & Mr. Peake & Daughter dined here.

Probably Humphrey Peake’s younger daughter, Elizabeth, still a minor in 1774. GW commonly referred to a child of a friend as a “son” or “daughter” while still a minor and as a “Mr.” or “Miss” after the age of about 16. Thus Humphrey Peake’s elder daughter, Ann (Nancy), would be a “Miss” by this time.

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