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Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Ledger, Mount Vernon distillery and fishery ledger, 1799-1801

Identifier: RM-929; MS-5468
Scope and Contents

In the handwriting of Tobias Lear (1762-1816), Washington's private secretary, and James Anderson, Mount Vernon's farm and subsequent distillery manager from 1797 to the time of Washington's death in 1799. Washington endorsed the ledger twice and approved accounts for fisheries, whiskey, shad, and herring.

Dates: 1799-1801

Letter, Francis Willis, 1774 June 2

 Item — Box 17, Folder: 1774.06.02
Identifier: A-366.35
Scope and Contents

Disagrees with Fairfax on renting raccoon branch to highest bidder--thinks should keep fisheries to encourage sale of whole property--minor tenant problems discussed--Daniel Stone wants refusal of west point fishery and 200 acres at £20--if convenient hopes can have sale before harvest as it would be difficult for him to attend then.

Dates: 1774 June 2