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Sam, 1759?- (Cook)



Sam was enslaved, owned by George Washington. He born in approximately 1759, and worked as a cook at Mansion House Farm. Sam was married to Alce or Alice who lived at Muddy Hole Farm and was also owned by George Washington. Their children were Kate, George, Adam, and Cecelia.



Found in 2 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, 1795 June 7

 Item — Box 10, Folder: 1795.06.07
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-4009
Scope and Contents

Details on the shingles--additional directions for the barn--removal of all the cabins at River and Union farms--wants to punish the thief who robbed the meat house at Mt. Vernon--Nathan suspected of this sort formerly--Postilion Joe has been caught in similar practices--Sam would not be restrained if he saw an opening to do the like.

Dates: 1795 June 7

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