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THE WELL DIGGER

Scott Straub’s excellent research begins the story April 1, 1757, but Garland R Quarles thinks the story starts August 29, 1756 or earlier.

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The account book of Colonel George Washington was reviewed by Garland R Quarles in his book, George Washington and Winchester Virginia 1748-1758, Volume VIII, Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society Papers, 1974.

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On Page 37 Quarles notes the entry by Washington:

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August 29, 1756  – Paid a Dutchman for a bucket to the Well.

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Quarles adds: “No doubt the Well at Fort Loudoun.”

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So activity on the Well could have started some time earlier in August, as no one is paid before the job or on time.

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Scott Straub’s Research on the Well Digger:

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Click on the pages below to enlarge.

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Page 1

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Scott Straub Miner of Well 001

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Page 2

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Scott Straub Miner of Well 002

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Page 3

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Scott Straub Miner of Well 004

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More about the Well – compiled by Jim Moyer

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