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French's farm (Mount Vernon, Va.)

Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Farm owned by Daniel and Penelope Manley French.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Document, Detailed list of enslaved workers on French's farm, probably 1799 July 15

 Item — Box 15, Folder: 1799.07.15
Identifier: RM-1195
Scope and Contents

George Washington rented the slaves from Mrs. Penelope Manley French, widow of Daniel French of Rose Hill. In July 1799, Washington wrote to Mrs. French’s son-in-law, Benjamin Delany about returning the slaves.

Dates: probably 1799 July 15

Letter, Bushrod Washington to unknown recipient, 1803 January 8

 Item — Box 38, Folder: 1803.01.08
Identifier: RM-1115; MS-5798
Scope and Contents

Subject of the letter deals with dispersal of George Washington's property, including the sale of land and mules. It also discusses the terms of the hiring of nineteen of Mrs. Penelope French's enslaved people, in which Mrs. French was paid $700-800 a year throughout her natural life.

Dates: 1803 January 8

Letter, from Lund Washington, 1782 November 20

 Item — Box 20, Folder: 1782.11.20
Identifier: A-283.10
Scope and Contents

Detailed description of Dow's land on Cameron Run--Mrs. French will never consent to exchange land--G.W. anxious to have her land--Mrs. W. goes to Mr. Digges across river in company of Dr. Stewart (Stuart)--[Mrs. French's land is between Epsewasson and Little Hunting Creeks, part of Union Farm].

Dates: 1782 November 20

Letter, from Lund Washington, 1782 December 11

 Item — Box 20, Folder: 1782.12.11
Identifier: A-283.8
Scope and Contents

Lund writes about further efforts to exchange Dow and French lands, maybe Mrs. F. can be persuaded to trade Manley's land (adjoining French's), and has purchased Dow's land to bargain with Mrs. F along with a description of land.

Dates: 1782 December 11

Plat, Ferry and French's farms, 1783

 Item — Box 34, Folder: 1783.00.00
Identifier: W-179
Scope and Contents

Date on original catalog card appears [1783].

Subdivisions of fields of Ferry and French's farm--on reverse is an explanation--in another hand, of the alterations in the arrangement of the field.

Dates: 1783