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Kate, active 1779-1799 (Muddy Hole Farm)

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Kate was an enslaved woman, owned by George Washington. She, her husband Will, and their children lived and worked on Muddy Hole Farm.

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Letter, to William Pearce, 1794 August 17

 Item — Box: 8, Folder: 1794.08.17
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-3972
Scope and Contents Favorable appearance of the corn--ground is in good order for wheat--buck wheat--hemp growing in the vineyard--inquires to the appearance of the potatoes--Kate (wife of Will) at Muddy Hole wishes to serve the Negro women (as a granny) on the estate--pay of 12 to 15 pounds per year--in the George Town Gazette it is written that holders of shares in the Potomac Company (treasurer William Hartshorn) are to give 12 pounds sterling per share--Washington holds 5 shares--Col. Lyles Bond--Crow and...
Dates: 1794 August 17