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Letter, to William Pearce, 1793 December 18

 Item — Box: 7, Folder: 1793.12.18
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-3943

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


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From the Collection: 7.5 Linear Feet

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