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Jasper, Dick, active 1786-



Dick Jasper was an enslaved man, owned by George Washington. He worked at Dogue Run Farm. He was described as a "labouring man" in the list of enslaved people at Mount Vernon compiled in 1786. In 1792, Jasper was listed as a carter, a worker who drove an animal-powered cart. Jasper was married to Charity, and together the couple had five children that survived past birth. Both Charity and Dick were owned by Washington and were freed in 1802, under the terms of Washington's will. The couple had five children that survived past birth.



Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Letter, to William Pearce, 1795 March 8

 Item — Box 9, Folder: 1795.03.08
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-3999
Scope and Contents

Wheat on the ground is in so unpromising a way--inquires to the look of the barley--roller--French's Paul--pains taken to apprehend and bring him to punishment--Dick--Betty Davis--Sarah, possibly a spinner at the Mansion, in childbed--purchase of one thousand yards of German oznabrigs--lucern seed to be had in Alexandria--new overseer at Mansion house--Allison--inquires about the price of flour in Alexandria--both superfine and fine are up again in Philadelphia.

Dates: 1795 March 8

Letter, to William Pearce, 1795 January 11

 Item — Box 9, Folder: 1795.01.11
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-3992
Scope and Contents

Fall in prices of wheat and flour--inclosure for corn at the Mansion house--other fences and gates--Washington's plans for the two sheds at Dogue-run--Irish potatoes--will send a bushel and a half of clean honey locust seed--directions for these--French Will--Washington's supposed promised of freedom after seven years of service--Dick at Dogue-run.

Dates: 1795 January 11