George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Martin Cockburn, 3 May 1786

To Martin Cockburn

Mount Vernon May 3d 1786


Being informed that you receive the lists of Taxable property in Truro Parish, I do, tho’ late, send you that of mine.1

Do you hire your Negro Tailor by the year? If so, on what terms? and is he now, or will he soon be, disengaged? My Compliments, in which Mrs Washington joins, are offered to Mrs Cockburn. With esteem—I am—Sir Yr most Obed. Servt

Go: Washington


Martin Cockburn, of Springfield in Fairfax County, who from 1770 to 1779 served on the Truro Parish vestry, was at this time tax commissioner for Fairfax County. His wife, Ann, was the daughter of Jeremiah Bronaugh.

1The lists of taxable property have not been found.

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