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,
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.
Ro. C. Nicholas4
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.
From Jane Hamilton
Mdm Washington Dr. to Jane Hamilton
To Knitting a pair Silk Stockings for Miss
0. 4s. 0
Receivd the Contents in full of all Demands
Decemr 12, 1761