From Joseph Valentine
May 28th 1760
I in tended to sent old George but when I cam to Rones George was sick and I was obligd to send Stephen ass I was a fraid to send any but what had had the Small pox ass I understood it was in the way ass they Came they have a prospect of a fine Crop heare if please God the year permits.1 I am Sir your Most Humble Servant
ALS, ViHi: Custis Papers.
George’s in the list of dower slaves in King William County. Rones (Roan’s) is almost certainly Claiborne’s, the dower plantation in King William County; John Roan was its overseer.