25 February 1775

GW at Mount Vernon. He dined with Daniel Jenifer. Additionally, he signed Articles of Agreement with William Skilling, who had worked for him since the 1760’s, stating that Skilling would work in a variety of capacities on GW’s western lands.

GW replied to Dr. John Connolly, who had written of his probable assignment to negotiate peace with the Indians on behalf of Va. Gov. Lord Dunmore. GW wrote of his wishes that every measure would be adopted to make peace with the Indians. He added that “the minds of men are exceedingly disturbed at the measures of the British government” and that “matters are drawing to a point.”

GW’s attorney Thomas Johnson wrote updating GW on negotiating Daniel Jenifer Adams’s debt to GW and that he would fight for legislative action to improve transportation on the roads and Potomac River.


25 February 1775