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Ruth, 1729?- (River Farm)

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Ruth, born approximately 1729, was a “laboring woman” at River Farm in 1786 and 1799. She was enslaved, owned by George Washington. She was married to Breechy or Bridgy, who was owned by Martha Washington.

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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Letter, to William Pearce, 1794 July 27

 Item — Box: 8, Folder: 1794.07.27
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-3969
Scope and Contents Cultivation in corn of the lots in the Mill swamp--corn is not so much an object with Washington as meadow--rushes, alders and other shrubs--inquires of the corn (grown, shoot well and look promising)--particular care taken with the seed of rare ripe corn Washington sent home--Butler--grass seed sown with flax at Union farm--Mr. McNeil (Oneill)--quarry--use of the young mules by the overseers and plowmen--inquiries for particular concerning Ruth, Hannah and Pegg--their being sick several...
Dates: 1794 July 27

Letter, to William Pearce, 1795 July 5

 Item — Box: 10, Folder: 1795.07.05
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-4012
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Washington plans to come to Mt. Vernon about the middle of the month--dormant windows on each side of the pediment--front side of the stable--Donaldson--grain and hay--Davy's lost lambs--very suspicious appearance--he has some sly, cunning and roguish negroes under him--asks how Ben at the mill is employed--Ruth and Ben at the River farm--both Pearce and Groves are ill.

Dates: 1795 July 5

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