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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Articles of agreement, house carpenter and joiner, 1793

 Item — Box 6, Folder: 1793.00.00
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-3945
Scope and Contents

Contracts services for one year-house carpenter and Joiner should conduct themselves soberly, honestly and deliberately-duties: superintend Negro carpenters, use proper care with tools, keep an account (in a book) of needs and things done, should set a good example, and will remain at work from light to dark-pay is 10 pounds a month- George Washington will provide: meat and meal or flour, tools, quarters, and will pay taxes.

Dates: 1793

Document, Carpenter's Report, 1793 March 23

 Item — Box 25, Folder: 1793.03.23
Identifier: A-283.98
Scope and Contents

Report on recent work done at Mount Vernon by 9 men and 3 boys: Hanging a gate, repairing fishing boat, dressing timber, giving sizes and amounts of timber -- sawing timber, hauling timber, digging brick earth and making brick yard -- painting -- making a batto [batteaux] for fishing.

Dates: 1793 March 23

Document, Carpenter's Report, 1793 February 17

 Item — Box 25, Folder: 1793.02.17
Identifier: A-283.93
Scope and Contents

Report of recent carpentry work done at Mount Vernon: Getting new logs & gutter piece & shingles for roof & chimney of overseers house at Muddy Hole -- "straching" the well rope & fixing it to well -- preparing plow -- "to drawing the brick kill at dogue Runn" -- mending shoes -- drawing and jointing shingles -- "to trying up stuff for Bench plains."

Dates: 1793 February 17

Document, Carpenter's Report, 1793 January 13

 Item — Box 25, Folder: 1793.01.13
Identifier: A-283.90
Scope and Contents

Report on recent work done at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate: Framing and raising corn house, drawing shingles, making brackets, putting axle tree to carts, mending flax brake and hemp brake -- jointing shingles, making pins, painting, etc. Fragment, docketed by George Washington.A note at end of report, "I will answer your letter by my nex Report."

Dates: 1793 January 13

Document, Carpenter's Report, 1793 August 11

 Item — Box 26, Folder: 1793.08.11
Identifier: A-283.105
Scope and Contents

Recent work at Mount Vernon by 9 men and 3 boys: Putting up bedstead and furniture for it, mending blinds in parlor and mending locks--mending "Dutch fan"--felling and flattening stocks--building walls at Dogue Run--"Plastering weightwashing & painting at ye Mansion House"--mending equipment.

Dates: 1793 August 11

Letter, to William Pearce, 1794 January 19

 Item — Box 7, Folder: 1794.01.19
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-3947
Scope and Contents

George Washington inquires of condition and shelter of stock at Dogue Run and Union--instances of misconduct of Crow and McKoy--informs Pearce that he is taking on Butler again. Observations on various agricultural things. Asks about the carpenters at Mrs. Fanny Washington's. Informs Pearce that in the Eastern states, horses aided by oxen do the plowing.

Dates: 1794 January 19

Letter, to William Pearce, 1793 August 26

 Item — Box 6, Folder: 1793.08.26
Identifier: RM-490-F; MS-3939
Scope and Contents

100 guineas a year for superintendant of Mt. Vernon--recommends that Pearce visit the estate--to determine if all is to his liking-George Washington expects to be at Mt. Vernon on the 20th of Sept.--gives directions, mileage, stage schedule--speaks of worthless overseer to 8-10 Negro carpenters--hopes to replace him by New Year's day.

Dates: 1793 August 26