Letter, to William Pearce, 1793 December 18
Scope and Contents
Course of crops--objective was to recover the fields from exhausted state-manure-buck wheat-Indian corn-comments on the insufferable conduct of overseers-Col. Ball of Leesburgh promised to send buck wheat-commends on poor quality of common oats brought from Eastern shore-garlick and wild onions-complains about overseers not doing much fall plowing--has little dependence on overseers when left to themselves-gives directions on how Pearce is to treat overseers-warns Pearce not to be like Mr. Whiting, who is said to have drank freely-GW's observations of his overseers: Stuart, Crow, McKoy, Butler, Davy and Thomas Green.
- 1793 December 18
- Washington, George, 1732-1799 (Person)
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From the Collection: 7.5 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
- Agriculture Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Correspondence Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Farm management Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Mount Vernon (Va. : Estate) Subject Source: Naf
- Pearce, William (Farm manager) (Recipient)
- Plantation overseers Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings