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Diary of John Brazier Cannon, 1806 January-1806 October

 Item — Box: 104, Shelf: Bound Manuscripts/Ledgers
Identifier: H-1123

Scope and Contents

Journal of weather conditions and events taking place at Mt. Vernon under supervision of Bushrod Washington--[Cannon was evidently an overseer]--acct. of Birthday celebration in Alexandria-- acct. of many persons coming to Mt. Vernon to "view the situation"--mentions visiters and family and financial matters--enmity for Dutchman Frobel--hire of a German gardener--Mr. Jackson "... took his [runaway] Negroe in Philada. but he was taken away from him again by the mob." Bound diary, in front is name "John Brazier Cannon Mount Vernon February 20th 1806" (There is also a bound typescript in library).Bound Manuscript. 182 pages.


  • Creation: 1806 January-1806 October

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From the Collection: approx. 60 Linear Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections at The George Washington Presidential Library at Mount Vernon Repository

PO Box 3600
Mount Vernon VA 22121