Author: Lund Washington

PRIMARY DOCUMENT

List of Slaves Returned from British by Lund Washington (1781)

In this list Lund Washington notes the enslaved men and women, owned by George Washington, who escaped to the British ship H.M.S. Savage. Frederick, Frank, Gunner, Sambo, Thomas, Lucy, and Esther were eventually returned to Mount Vernon at some point after the siege at Yorktown in the fall of 1781. During the American Revolution (1775–1783), Lund Washington served as the caretaker of Mount Vernon in General Washington’s absence.

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