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Boatswain, -1794?



"Young" Boatswain the son of Boatswain the ditcher and Matilda. He was owned by George Washington. Boatswain died about 1794 at Dogue Run Farm, approximately the age of 14.


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Letter, to William Pearce, 1794 August 31

 Item — Box 8, Folder: 1794.08.31
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-3974
Scope and Contents Col. Lyles bond--gives instructions on writing responses to his inquiries--drilled wheat and barley--the culture of the latter is more profitable than the former--directions for dealing with the ague and fever--Mr. Gunnel--Col. Simms of Alexandria--people have taken liberties with Washington's timber and wood during his absence--Mr. Pierce Bailey--selling a tract of land for 1500 pounds--discusses payment--Mr. Gill of Alexandria--Washington agrees to putting a still at Mt. Vernon--Pearce...
Dates: 1794 August 31

Letter, to William Pearce, 1794 September 14

 Item — Box 8, Folder: 1794.09.14
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-3976
Scope and Contents

Col. Lyle's bond is discussed--Washington approves of Pearce's sowing early (or distilled) wheat at different seasons to discover the best for it--double headed wheat at Union farm--heavy rains--problems as a result of it--drains in all the fields that need it--Pearce has the ague and fever--young Boatswain--Washington warns that yellow fever may possibly be in Baltimore.

Dates: 1794 September 14