George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 23 November 1797]

23. Such a day as yesterday but more rain. Mer. as above. Mr. Bassett & Fanny Henly went away.

Mr. Bassett is probably Burwell Bassett, Jr. He wrote GW from Richmond three days later indicating that he had recently talked to GW about a cook and housekeeper for Mount Vernon (DLC:GW). fanny henly: Nelly Custis wrote a friend, “My cousin left me this morning for her Home. I regret the loss of her society much, as she was great company for me, she is an affectionate amiable girl” (Eleanor Parke Custis to Elizabeth Bordley, 23 Nov. 1797, ViMtvL).

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