Worthy Partner: The Papers of Martha Washington

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Jesuits, Peruvian, or Cinchona bark was widely used for the treatment of malaria, then called "ague and fever." GW had frequent attacks and took the bark on these occasions. Dr. James Craik was of the opinion GW suffered from a chronic form of malaria. See, Blanton, p. 309.
Apparently some of the ladies had their ears pierced.

Report of the Estate Commissioners
to the General Court

( November 5, 1761)

We the Subscribers have pursuant to the Order of the Honble the General Court examined the Accounts of George Washington Esqr. against the Estate of Daniel Parke Custis Esqr. deceased and his infant children John Parke Custis and Martha Parke Custis1 to whom the said George Washington is Guardian 2 and find the same fairly and justly stated and prooved by proper Vouchers and have therefore Settled the Ballances as due April last according to the Several Accounts annexed. Given under Our hands this 5th day of November 1761.

Peyton Randolph3
Ro. C. Nicholas4
Thos Everard5

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The commissioners were probably appointed by the General Court during its spring session, 1761. See, PGWC, 6:265, n. 1.
The General Court appointed GW guardian of the Custis children on October 21, 1761. See, PGWC, 6:259, n. 6.
Peyton Randolph ( 1721-1775) was the eldest son of Sir John Randolph and a graduate of William and Mary College. He was elected to the House of Burgesses and was King's Attorney for the Colony. He was later elected Speaker of the House of Burgesses and in 1774 became the first President of the Continental Congress.
Robert Carter Nicholas. See his letter to MDC, August 7, 1757, n. 5.
Thomas Everard ( 1704?-1784) was and attorney, Clerk of York County from 1745 until 1784, Clerk of the General Court, Auditor of Accounts for Virginia, and mayor of Williamsburg. 9 W (1) 123; 16 W (1) 37, 42.

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Receivd the Contents in full of all Demands

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