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Doll, 1747?- (Union Farm)



Doll, born in approximately 1747, was a “laboring woman” at Ferry Farm (the 1786 slave list). She worked on Union Farm. Doll had several children including Suckey, Elizabeth, Elias, Pat (1776-1798), and Daniel.



Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Letter, to William Pearce, 1794 May 18

 Item — Box 8, Folder: 1794.05.18
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-3962
Scope and Contents Crops suffering from drought--Mr. Dandridge--oats on last vessel have disappeared--has enclosed four small papers of seeds which have been sent from a curious gentleman in Europe--keeping of clover for seed--buck wheat--timothy--heavy cost of these in the markets of Philadelphia--value of various grasses--clover ought to be well cured before stacking--Crow--both cattle and sheep will benefit from turnip--asks about the drilled wheat and common wheat--ought to be ripe by the 8th or 10th of...
Dates: 1794 May 18

Letter, to William Pearce, 1794 July 20

 Item — Box 8, Folder: 1794.07.20
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-3968
Scope and Contents Frequent rains, not too heavy or too long, will be the making of the corn and buck wheat--directions for plowing wet fields--examine the shocks of wheat frequently--inquires of the quantity and quality of oats--timothy--clover--give John the gardener a dollar on the last day of every month, provided he behaves well--is glad to hear that Pearce's daughter is feeling better--wants to know why Betty Davis and Doll are more than half their time on the sick list--care of grass seeds--little...
Dates: 1794 July 20

Letter, to William Pearce, 1794 December 28

 Item — Box 9, Folder: 1794.12.28
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-3990
Scope and Contents Fencing the ground at the Mansion house for corn--rotations for Dogue-run, Muddy hole and River farms--putting oats and clover in the ground where buck wheat grew this year--leaving two or three clumps of trees when clearing the wood at No. 5 at Dogue-run--for the purpose of shade and ornament--importance of reviewing old letters--carpenters preparing frames, shingles, etc., for putting in more dormant windows in the back of the stables at Mansion house--Washington hopes that with favorable...
Dates: 1794 December 28

Letter, to William Pearce, 1795 January 4

 Item — Box 9, Folder: 1795.01.04
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-3991
Scope and Contents

Comments on Pearce's health--hopes that all the oat grounds will be in good order for early seeding--allotment of oats for Washington's horses when he comes to Mt. Vernon--asks about a fallen chimney that injured some Negro children--Doll at the ferry--ableness to work--rotation of crops at Dogue-run--asks about two plows that were sent to Mt. Vernon earlier--asks if they have been used yet.

Dates: 1795 January 4

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