George Washington’s Diary

Credit: Library of Congress
Media type: diary-image
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Annotation: Both a manuscript and a printed book, George Washington’s 1762 almanac records activities at his Mount Vernon plantation. He describes mainly planting tobacco and raising cattle and sheep, although finance and slaves are also mentioned. Washington kept a diary from 1747, when he was a teen aged surveyor, until his death in 1799, with the notable exception of the period of most of the Revolutionary War. With this addition, the Library of Congress now holds thirty-seven of the forty-one known original Washington diaries. -from the Library of Congress
Year: 1762