Washington, John Augustine, III, 1821-1861
- Existence: 1821-1861
- Existence: 1821 - 1861
Found in 1 Collection or Record:
Item — Box: 66, Folder: 1845.08.06
Scope and Contents Letter in the hand of Henry P. Hill, likely dictated by Gabriel Johnson from Bruin's Slave Jail in Alexandria. Gabriel tells his side of the story following an disagreement with Joseph McFarland, John Augustine's overseer at Mount Vernon. According to Gabriel, McFarland threatened to whip him, but Gabriel "told him that he could not whip me as I did not think any person but my master out to do it or at least to authorize it." McFarland tied Gabriel up, but he escaped. When he was recaptured,...
Dates: 1845 August 6