George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 9 June 1785]

Thursday 9th. Mercury at 62 in the Morning—62 at Noon and 65 at Night.

Tolerably clear in the Morning, but more or less cloudy all day afterwards. Not much Wind and that Southwesterly.

Captn. Brooke dined here. I rid to my Mill and to the Dogue run & Muddy hole plantations.

captn. brooke: probably Walter Brooke (d. 1798), a son of Thomas Brooke (1706–1748) and Sarah Mason Brooke of Charles County, Md. During the Revolution, Brooke served as captain of the sloop Liberty in the Virginia navy and in 1777 was made a commodore. He was now living in Fairfax County, probably in the vicinity of Mount Vernon (HEADS OF FAMILIES, VA. description begins Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Virginia; Records of the State Enumerations, 1782 to 1785. 1908. Reprint. Baltimore, 1970. description ends , 86).

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