George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 16 October 1786]

Monday 16th. Mercury at 64 in the Morning—72 at Noon and 72 at Night.

A Watery Sun in the morning and Clouds in the afternoon but no rain fell till towards day in the Night.

Colo. Mercer &ca. crossed the River after breakfast on their way to Annapolis.

Majr. Washington & myself went up to Alexandria, & dined at Lomax’s. Got the Deed from Manley’s Exrs. acknowledged to me in open Court & for the 2d. time agreed with Mr. Wm. Triplett for the use of Mrs. French’s Plantation for wch. during Robinsons term and Interest in it, I am, for the Land & Negroes, to pay £136 & 150£ afterwards during her life.

Returned home in the Evening.

For further information on the complicated French-Dulany land transactions, see GW to David Stuart, 12 Dec. 1790, PHi: Dreer Collection; GW to William Triplett, 25 Sept. 1786, DLC:GW; Fairfax County Deeds, Book P–1, 311–16, 318–20, and Book Q–1, 392–96, Vi Microfilm).

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