George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 4 June 1786]

Sunday 4th. Thermometer at 70 in the Morning 72 at Noon and 75 at Night.

An exceeding heavy fog in the Morning, and quite calm all day and clear.

Received from on board the Brig Ann, from Ireland, two Servant Men for whom I had agreed yesterday—viz.—Thomas Ryan a Shoemaker, and Caven Bowe a Tayler redemptioners for 3 years Service by Indenture if they could not pay, each, the Sum of £12 Sterg. which sums I agreed to pay.

Geo. A. Washington set off early this morning for Fredericksburgh. His wife & Washington Custis went to Church at Alexandria intending from thence to Abingdon. Mr. Shaw also went to Alexandria & returned in the Night.

On 8 June, William Deakins, Jr. (1742–1798), a Georgetown merchant, announced the arrival at Georgetown of “the brig Anne, Capt. Tolson, with one hundred and fifty very healthy indented servants; among them are several valuable tradesmen—Their indentures will be disposed of on reasonable terms for cash or tobacco” (COL. FRANCIS DEAKINS description begins “Colonel Francis Deakins.” Glades Star 1 (1941–49): 129–30. description ends , 129–30; Va. Journal, 8 June 1786).

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