National Geographic : 1932 Jan
THE TRAVELS OF GEORGE WASHINGTON Photograph by Clifton Adams AN OLD GIG THAT BELONGED TO LORD FAIRFAX The old "chair," which now belongs to collateral descendants of George Washington, once served Lord Fairfax at his estate, Greenway Court, and is the type of vehicle driven by Wash ington when traveling in Tidewater Virginia. The seat at the rear was for the negro servant boy who always went along to open gates and look after the horse. not to Sleep so from that time forward chusing rather to sleep in y. open Air be foreafire. . . ."* The next night he was more favored. The party finished its work about I o'clock and went up to Fredericktown (Winches ter). There, he tells us, his baggage came to him and ". . .we cleaned ourselves (to get Rid of y. Game we had catched y. * This and succeeding quotations from the Diaries of George Washington are taken from the four volumes edited by John C. Fitzpatrick, A. M., L. H. D., and published for the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union by Houghton Mifflin Company. Night before) and took a Review of y. Town and thence return'd to our Lodgings where we had a good Dinner prepar'd for us Wine and Rum Punch in Plenty and a good Feather Bed with clean Sheets which was a very agreeable regale." From Winchester they went to Maj. An drew Campbell's. Major Campbell kept an ordinary on the road from Winchester to what is now Hancock, Maryland, and young George chronicles that there he "had a Tolerable good Bed (to) lay on." The next few nights the party spent at Thomas Barwick's, who lived on the south side of the Potomac, opposite Hancock.