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Health Self-Portrait: Eliza Custis, 1808

...for 21 days my fever did not abate, & no one believed I should live for several months, I could not walk Mammy Molly came to nurse me, …when the Carriage stop'd I could scarcely stand, I wept for joy, My Grand mother & the children embraced me first, then my Dear old Nurse…
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Nanny
Comment Mount Vernon Self-Portrait: Eliza Custis, 1808

...soon after my Mothers second marriage my sister now Mrs. Robinson was added to our family, I was then eight years old -- the servants of the House encited some jealousy by making me observe my Mothers fondness for her infant -- but when these unpleasant thoughts would rise, I thought of Grandmanna Wn [Washington], & Mammy Molly, my old Nurse, who always overwhelm'd me with caresses, when I visited Mt Vernon, & from whom I was ever afflicted to part--
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House Servant
Slave Inheritance 1759 List of Artisans and Household Slaves in the Estate, c.1759

Servants in & abt [about] the House… Waits on Ditto [Jacky Custis] & Miss Patcy Sews &ca for them
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House Servant
Census Mansion House May 1760 Memorandum List of Tithables, 1760

List of Tithables given in June 1st 1760—Fairfax County George Washington ...—2. House Servants: Breechy, Jack, Nat, Schomberg, Doll, Jenny, Betty, Phillis, Moll—9….
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House Servant
Census Mansion House June 04, 1761 Memorandum List of Tithables, 1761

A List of Tithables in Fairfax County given in June 4th 1761 George Washington Ho. Servants: Breechy, Schomberg, Jack, Nat, Doll, Jenny, Betty, Phillis, Moll, Sall….
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House Servant
Census Mansion House June 19, 1762 Memorandum List of Tithables, 1762

A List of Tythables in Fairfax County—given into Captn Daniel McCarty—June 9th 1762—viz. George Washington Ho. Servants: ... Breechy, Schomberg, Jack, Doll, Jenny, Betty, Phillis, Moll, Sall, Kate. …
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House Maid
Slave Value Mount Vernon April 1763 Custis Guardian Accounts, 1763

To Levy and Tax for your maid Moll 42 & [0]..4..[0]
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House Servant
Census Mansion House June 10, 1763 Memorandum List of Tithables, 1763

A List of Lands entered agreable to Act of Assembly made in November 1762 and given in with the List of Tythables in Fairfax Cty 10th June 1763 to Collo. Jno. Carlyle George Washington ... House Servts &ca: Breechy, Schomberg, Jack, Doll, Jenny, Betty, Sarah, Kate, Betty, Sall, Moll, Jack, Jack, Jack, Ned, Charles, Davy. …
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House Maid
Slave Value Mount Vernon 1764 Custis Guardian Accounts, 1767

Levy and Tax for his maid for the years 1764 5 & 6 2..12.10
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House Maid
Slave Value Mount Vernon January 1764 Custis Guardian Accounts, 1764

his Maid Moll—the ½ of her Levy & Tax [0]..5..6
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House Servant
Census Mansion House June 17, 1764 Memorandum List of Tithables, 1764

A List of Tythables in Truro Parish—Fairfax County—also of Wheel Carriages—given in June 17th 1764. George Washington ... Ho. Servts: Breachy, Jack, Schomberg, Doll, Jenny, Betty, Sarah, Kate, Betty, Sall, Moll….
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House Servant
Census Mansion House July 02, 1765 Memorandum List of Tithables, 1765

A List of Tythables in Truro Parish—Fairfax County—als[o] of Wheel Carriages—given in July 2d 1765 George Washington ... Ho. Servants: Breachy, Jack, Schomberg, Doll, Jenny, Betty, Sarah, Kate, Sall, Moll. …
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House Servant
Census Mansion House June 16, 1766 Memorandum List of Tithables, 1766

A List of Tythables in Truro Parish—Fairfax County—also of Wheel Carriages—given in June 16 1766. George Washington Lund Washington, Walter Magowan, Thomas Davis. Ho. Servants: Breechy, Harry, Schomberg, Frank, Doll, Jenny, Betty, Moll, Sall, Phillis, Kate, Winney, Sarah. …
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House Maid
Slave Value Mount Vernon May 1767 Custis Guardian Accounts, 1769

his Mans Levy & Tax, & half of his Tutors & Maids 1..19..[0]
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House Servant
Census Mansion House June 15, 1767 Memorandum List of Tithables, 1767

A List of Tithables in Truro Parish—Fairfax County—Also of Wheel Carriages—given in June 15th 1767. George Washington ... Ho. Servants: Breechy, Julius, Harry, Schomberg, Frank, Doll, Jenny, Betty, Moll, Sall, Phillis, Kate, Winney, Sarah, Giles. ...
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House Servant
Census Mansion House June 20, 1769 Memorandum List of Tithables, 1769

A List of Tithables in Truro Parish & Fairfax County given in June 20th 1769. George Washington ... Ho. Servants: Breechy, Billy, Julius, Harry, Schomberg, Doll, Jenny, Betty, Moll, Sall, Phillis,1 Kate, Winney, Sue, Kitt, Giles. …
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House Servant
Census Mansion House July 16, 1770 Memorandum List of Tithables, 1770

A List of Tithables in Truro Parish Fairfax County—given in July 16th 1770. George Washington, Lund Washington … Ho. Servants: Breechy, Billy, Giles, Schomberg, Harry, Doll, Jenny, Betty, Moll, Sall, Sarah, Phillis, Winney, Sue, Kitt.
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House Servant
Census Mansion House June 14, 1771 Memorandum List of Tithables, 1771

A List of Tythables—in Truro Parish—Fairfax County—given in 14th June 1771. George Washington, Lund Washington ... [house servants] Breechy, Billy, Giles, Frank, Herculas, Frank, Doll, Jenny, Betty, Moll, Sarah, Sall, Winney, Sue, Kitt, Alce ...
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House Servant
Census Mansion House June 10, 1772 Memorandum List of Tithables, 1772

A List of Tythables—in Truro Parish Fairfax County—June 10 1772. Geo: Washington, Lund Washington ... [house servants] Breechy, Will, Frank, Giles, Herculas, Doll, Jenny, Betty, Moll, Sall, Alice, Sarah...
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House Servant
Census Mansion House June 09, 1773 Memorandum List of Tithables, 1773

A List of Tithables—in—Truro Parish Fairfax County—9th June 1773. Geo: Washington, Lund Washington ... [House servants] Breechy, Will, Frank, Giles, Herculas, Doll, Jenny, Betty, Moll, Sall, Alice, Lucy, Sarah, Alice...
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House Servant
Provisions Mansion House 1774 Manager Ledger (Lund Washington), 1772-1786

To [Cloths] for women, Sall, Betty, Moll, Else, Jeany, Else, Charlote
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House Servant
Census Mansion House July 1774 Memorandum List of Tithables, 1774

A List of Tithables—in Truro Parish Fairfax County—July 1774. George Washington, Jno. Parke Custis, Lund Washington ...[House Servants] Breechy, Will, Frank, Giles, Herculas, Joe, Nell, Doll, Jenny, Betty, Moll, Sall, Alice, Sarah, Alice. …
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Nanny
House Work Eltham 1781 Self-Portrait: Eliza Custis, 1808

...he arrived [her father, John Parke Custis] at the Camp of Wn. [Washington] & saw the British humbled before him, but the Camp fever assail'd him, & his Mother & Wife were summon'd to attend him -- I was their companion...when told my father was no more, I insisted on seeing him, my nurse was going with me to the room -- but we were stopt...
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Nanny
Reassignment Mount Vernon 1783 Self-Portrait: Eliza Custis, 1808

Two years after my fathers departure, my Mother gave her hand to Dr Stuart...My youngest Sister, & Br [other] went to reside at Mt Vernon & now my heart sustain'd another pang -- the old Woman who had nursed my father, nursed all his children -- she was sent to take care of the youngest ones, who needed her but I was her darling & felt sincere affection for her -- she wept over me at parting, & soon after the wagon which carried her away, till I was brought back by force -- the greatest pleasure I knew, was to go to Mt Vernon...
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Payment to Slave Mount Vernon June 08, 1784 Ledger B, 1772-1793

[By] Negroe Moll 6/.
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Payment to Slave Mount Vernon July 17, 1785 Ledger B, 1772-1793

By Negroe Moll on Accot [Account] of Willm [William] Skilling 1..10..[0]
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Comment Mount Vernon 1786 Overseer's Account Book, 1785-1798

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Census Mansion House February 18, 1786 Diary Entry, 18 February 1786

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Comment Mansion House 1787 Overseer's Account Book, 1785-1798

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Health Mount Vernon March 04, 1787 Invoice from Dr. James Craik, 24 June 1789

To Z <…> [ounces] astringent collyrium for Moll
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Health Mount Vernon March 04, 1787 Invoice from Dr. James Craik, 24 June 1789

To an alterative Pill Do [Moll]
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Health Mount Vernon March 04, 1787 Invoice from Dr. James Craik, 24 June 1789

To a Purge Do [Moll]
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Health Mount Vernon December 27, 1787 Invoice from Dr. James Craik, 24 June 1789

To a Visit and Proscription [Prescription] to Moll
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Census Mansion House April 1788 List of Taxable Property in Truro Parish, 1788

Blacks above 12 years of age ... [column 2] Simms, Joe 2d, Jack 1st, Bristol, Peter 1st, Peter 2d, Scumburg (past labor), Frank, Jack 2d, Betty (past service), Doll, Jenney, Charlotte, Sall, Caroline, Sall Bass, Dorchia, Alice, Myrtilla, Kitty, Moll…
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Provisions Mansion House July 1788 Overseer's Account Book, 1785-1798

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Comment Mansion House 1789 Overseer's Account Book, 1785-1798

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Nanny
Reassignment New York 1789 Self-Portrait: Eliza Custis, 1808

The Election of Genrl [General] Washington to the Presidency was a cause of regret to himself, & of much affliction to his family, it would take him our Grandmother sister, & Brother, & our old nurse too from us...the last days of their stay I never left her [Grandmother] but to roam with my old nurse that I was to lose them -- I remember well what I felt when the Negroes came to take leave of their Mistress, to bid her farewell, & bless her for all her goodness to them -- I see them now, many bent down with years, & infirmities, their heads silver'd by time uncover'd as they bow'd, & their voices resound in my ears, "God bless you all" as the Carriage drove off
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Nanny
Comment Mount Vernon 1789 Self-Portrait: Eliza Custis, 1808

The Election of Genrl [General] Washington to the Presidency was a cause of regret to himself, & of much affliction to his family, it would take him our Grandmother sister, & Brother, & our old nurse too from us...the last days of their stay I never left her [Grandmother] but to roam with my old nurse that I was to lose them -- I remember well what I felt when the Negroes came to take leave of their Mistress, to bid her farewell, & bless her for all her goodness to them -- I see them now, many bent down with years, & infirmities, their heads silver'd by time uncover'd as they bow'd, & their voices resound in my ears, "God bless you all" as the Carriage drove off
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House Maid
Provisions New York June 23, 1789 Lear Ledger, 1789-1792

By House Exps [Expenses] pd [paid] for Calico & Linen to make Gowns for Mrs. Washington's maids, by her desire 3..12..0
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House Maid
Provisions New York July 10, 1789 Lear Ledger, 1789-1792

By Contingent Exps. [Expenses] pd. [paid] for 5 yds. [yards] of Lawn for Mrs. Washington's maids, by her desire 1..15..0
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Provisions New York November 04, 1789 Lear Ledger, 1789-1792

By House Exps. [Expenses] del'd. [delivered] Mrs. Washington to purchase stockings for Molly & Oney 0..18..0
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Provisions New York November 17, 1789 Lear Ledger, 1789-1792

Do. [Dimity] bot. [bought] by Moll for do. [Miss Custis] 0..10..0
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Provisions Philadelphia January 15, 1791 Lear Ledger, 1789-1792

Contg. [Contingent] Exps. [Expenses] pd. [paid] for a pair of Shoes for Molly [$] 1.21
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Payment to Slave Philadelphia February 22, 1791 Lear Ledger, 1789-1792

Contg. Exps. [Contingent Expences] gave to Mrs Washington for Austin, Hercules, Moll & Oney 1 doll. each & Chris. 1/2 doll. to buy things to send home by Giles [$] 4.50
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Payment to Slave Philadelphia February 22, 1791 Lear Ledger, 1789-1792

Contg. [Contingent] Exps. [Expences] gave to Mrs Washington for Austin, Hercules, Moll & Oney 1 doll. [dollar] each & Chris. ½ doll. [dollar] to buy things to send home by Giles 4 [dollars] 50 [cents]
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House Maid
Provisions Philadelphia May 20, 1791 Lear Ledger, 1789-1792

Contg. [Contingent] Exps. [Expenses] deld. [delivered] to Mrs. Washington for 2 pcs. [pieces] Chintz bot. [bought] by her for her maids [$]3.20
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Provisions June 04, 1791 Lear Ledger, 1789-1792

Contg [Contingent] Exp [Expenses] deld [delivered] Mrs Emmerson to pay for 4 pair Stockings for Moll & Oney
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House Maid
Provisions Philadelphia May 23, 1792 Lear Ledger, 1789-1792

Do. [Contingent Expences] pd. [paid] for 4 pr. [pairs] Cotton hose 16/, & 2-1/2 yds. [yards] Linen 6/3 for Moll & Oney (Mrs. Washington's maids) [$] 2.97
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Provisions Philadelphia June 14, 1792 Lear Ledger, 1789-1792

Cong. [Contingent] Exps. [Expenses] deld. [delivered] to Moll & Oney by Mrs. Washington's desire to buy cloth shoes [$] 3.[00]
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House Maid
Provisions Philadelphia December 15, 1792 Lear Ledger, 1789-1792

Contg. [Contingent] Exps. [Expenses] pd. [paid] for making 2 habbits for Mrs. Washington's maids [$] [0].67
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Payment to Slave Philadelphia April 01, 1793 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 4 March 1793 to 29 June 1793

do. [Contingent Expences] gave to Molly & Oney to see the tumbling feats [$] 1.[00]
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Provisions Philadelphia April 13, 1793 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 4 March 1793 to 29 June 1793

pd [paid] for a pair Shoes for Moll [$] 1.33
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House Maid
Provisions Philadelphia May 15, 1793 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 4 March 1793 to 29 June 1793

do.[Contingent Expenses] pd [paid] for 14 1/2 yds [yards] Check for Mrs. Washington's maids [$] 4.90
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House Maid
Payment to Slave Philadelphia June 24, 1793 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 4 March 1793 to 29 June 1793

do [Contingent] Expenses] gave to Mrs Washington's maids to go to the Circus [$] 1.[00]
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Provisions Philadelphia July 16, 1793 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 1 July 1793 to 31 December 1793

Contg. [Contingent] Exp [Expenses] deld [delivered] to Moll to buy stockings for herself by Mr. Was [Washington's] order [$] 2.50
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Provisions Philadelphia August 06, 1793 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 1 July 1793 to 31 December 1793

Do pd [contingent expences paid] J Phile for 2 J yds [yards] linen for Molly [$] 1.[00]
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Payment to Slave Philadelphia August 12, 1793 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 1 July 1793 to 31 December 1793

Gave to Molly by Mrs. Washington's order [$] 1.51
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Provisions Philadelphia September 04, 1793 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 1 July 1793 to 31 December 1793

Deliv'd [Delivered] Molly by order to buy a pr [pair] shoes [$] 1.20
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Provisions Philadelphia December 21, 1793 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 1 July 1793 to 31 December 1793

Contg [Contingent] Exp. [Expenses] gave Molly to buy a pr. [pair] shoes, by order [$]1.30
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Provisions Philadelphia December 26, 1793 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 1 July 1793 to 31 December 1793

Gave Moll to buy stockings for herself & Oney by Mrs W's [Washington's] order [$]2.75
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Provisions Philadelphia May 02, 1794 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 1 January 1794 to 30 June 1794

Do [Contingent Expences] deliv'd [delivered] Molly to buy a pair of shoes by order [$] 1.30
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Provisions Philadelphia July 29, 1794 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 1 July 1794 to 29 December 1794

Pd [Paid] for pr [pair] shoes for Molly by order [$] 1.40
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Provisions Philadelphia November 25, 1794 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 1 July 1794 to 29 December 1794

gave Moll to buy a brush & paint for Mrs Ws [Washington] room [$] [0].50
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Payment to Slave Philadelphia December 02, 1794 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 1 July 1794 to 29 December 1794

Contgt [Contigent] Exps. [Expenses] delivd [delivered] Moll to pay for work done for Mrs Wn [Washington] by order [$] [0].66
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Provisions Philadelphia December 24, 1794 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 1 July 1794 to 29 December 1794

Do. [Contingent Expences] gave Moll to buy a pr. [pair] shoes pr [per] order [$] 1.50
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Provisions Philadelphia May 20, 1795 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 1 January 1795 to 28 May 1795

Contg't [Contingent] Exp's. [Expenses] gave Molly to buy stockings for her self & Oney by order [$] 3.56
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Provisions Philadelphia July 14, 1795 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 1 June 1795 to 29 February 1796

mak'g [making] 2 gowns for Moll & Oney 7/6
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Provisions Philadelphia December 09, 1795 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 1 June 1795 to 29 February 1796

Gave Molly to buy stockings for herself & Oney pr. [per] order [$] 2.50
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Provisions Philadelphia January 30, 1796 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 1 June 1795 to 29 February 1796

Do [Contingent Expenses] gave Moll to buy a pair of shoes [$] 1.50
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Provisions Philadelphia June 11, 1796 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 2 March 1796 to 30 September 1796

Do [Contingent Expenses] gave Molly to buy shoes & stockings [$] 3.00
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Payment to Slave Philadelphia November 14, 1796 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 3 October 1796 to 29 March 1797

Do. [Contingent Expenses] gave Moll to buy 3 pr [pairs] gauze stockings for Mrs. W. [Washington] [$] 2.25
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Provisions Philadelphia November 22, 1796 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 3 October 1796 to 29 March 1797

Gave Moll to buy stockings [$] 1.25
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Payment to Slave Philadelphia March 03, 1797 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 3 October 1796 to 29 March 1797

Do. [Contingt Expenses] deliv'd. [delivered] to Moll by order of Mrs. W. [Washington] [$] 6.50
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Payment to Slave Philadelphia March 04, 1797 Philadelphia Household Accounts, 3 October 1796 to 29 March 1797

deliv'd [delivered] Moll to buy spectacles [$] [0].80
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Provisions Mansion House February 12, 1798 Manager Ledger (James Anderson), 1797-1798

By one pr [pair] Shoes for Molly [0]..7..6
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Reassignment Mansion House November 1798 Manager Ledger (James Anderson), 1797-1798

Molly in the House to buy shoes for Herself when she went to Gtown [Georgetown] [$] 2.00
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House Servant
Census Mansion House June 1799 Negroes Belonging to George Washington in his own Right and by Marriage, June 1799

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House Servant
Comment December 14, 1799 Narrative Account of the Death of George Washington, 14 December 1799

Caroline, Molly & Charlotte were in the room standing near the door.
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Provisions Mount Vernon January 29, 1800 Manager Ledger (James Anderson), 1798-1800

One pair Strong Shoes to Molly 5/ [$] .84
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