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Charles (Ditcher)



Charles was enslaved, owned by George Washington. He worked as a ditcher, and worked at Mansion House Farm. He was married to Fanny, a dower slave living at Union Farm. They had three children: Jamie, Daphne, and Charles.



Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Letter, to George Augustine Washington, 1787 June 10

 Item — Box 4, Folder: 1787.06.10
Identifier: W-439
Scope and Contents

Regrets hearing that George Augustine Washington is ill, wants him not to do more than he can safely do. Instructions about Mount Vernon.

Dates: 1787 June 10

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