Memorandum List of Quitrents
A List of Lands, belonging to George Washington and on which Quit-Rents became due at Michaelmas 1764.1
|In Fairfax County Mount Vernon||2126||Acres|
|Bought of [Sampson] Darrel||500|
|Frederick County taken up||760|
|Bought of Johnston||552|
|Ditto of McCraken|
|King George County||1250|
|Total amount||@ 2/6|
June 17th 1765 Then Receivd from George Washington the Currt Sum of Eleven pounds nineteen Shillings and Six pence in full for Quit Rents of the above Lands viz. Nine thousand five hundred and eighty one Acres due Michaelmas 1764.
ALB, DLC:GW. See source note, Memorandum, 1758–59.
3. On 26 April 1763 GW wrote in his account with Bryan Fairfax, “By 275 Acres of Land on Difficult @£30 pr Ct—[£] 82.10” (Ledger A description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 49). GW took this land in payment for money owed him by Fairfax. The tract, later resurveyed and found to contain about three hundred acres, was in Loudoun County at the bridge over Difficult Run. It served as a convenient station for GW’s wagons traveling to and from his quarters in Frederick County. See deeds of lease and release, 10, 12 April 1763, Loudoun County Deed Book C (1761–63), 458–63 (ViLeeLCh).