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

SUMMARY

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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Peter F. an old man.

Lewis. an old man.

Frank. an old man.

Frederick. a man about 45 years old; an overseer and valuable.

Gunner. a man about 45 years old; valuable, a Brick maker.

Harry. a man about 40 years old, valuable, a Horseler.

Tom, a man about 20 years old, stout and Healthy.

Sambo. a man about 20 years old, stout and Healthy.

Thomas. a lad about 17 years old, House servant.

Peter L. a lad about 15 years old, very likely.

Stephen. a man about 20 years old, a cooper by trade.

James. a man about 25 years old, stout and Healthy.

Watty. a man about 20 years old, by trade a weaver.

Daniel. a man about 19 years old, very likely.

Lucy. a woman about 20 years old.

Esther. a woman about 18 years old.

Deborah. a woman about 16 years old.

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APA Citation:
Washington, Lund. List of Slaves Returned from British by Lund Washington (1781). (2021, January 29). In Encyclopedia Virginia. https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/list-of-slaves-returned-from-british-by-lund-washington-1781.
MLA Citation:
Washington, Lund. "List of Slaves Returned from British by Lund Washington (1781)" Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Humanities, (29 Jan. 2021). Web. 18 Oct. 2021
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