18 February 1775

GW left Mount Vernon for a day trip to Alexandria, Va. to meet with and exercise the Independent Company, according to his diary. GW also wrote a promissory note to John Harper indicating that he would pay him for the slave, Tom, whom he had sent to Ohio territory with James Cleveland.

George Mason wrote defending his conduct in collecting money from GW for the weapons for the county. He concluded that he was informed that King George III had ordered his ambassadors in European courts “to declare his American Subjects in a State of Rebellion.”

Robert Cary & Co. wrote GW a letter acknowledging the order he had made to Mr. Thomas Eden Esquire for £66.16.4 back in December of 1774.


18 February 1775