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Line 36 - The advertisement that GW sent to Anne Catharine Green, publisher of The Maryland Gazette (Annapolis), has not been identified, but the following unsigned advertisement ran in her newspaper from 11 Oct. to 1 Nov. 1770: “The Ferry lately kept by Captain Posey (over Patowmack River) from his Landing, to the Plantation of Captain T. Hanson Marshall, in Charles County, is still continued, and Travellers may depend upon a ready Passage in most kinds of Weather, as there are good Boats of different Sizes, and strong Hands always attending.”
Planter and GW's neighbor John Posey operated a public ferry that crossed the Potomac River from the lower point of the Mount Vernon neck to Marshall Hall in Charles County, Md., the home of Thomas Hanson Marshall. In April 1770, GW began to rent the ferry, and by a deed of release dated 8 June 1772, Posey conveyed to GW the 6–acre tract on the Potomac where Posey had his ferry and where he had lived. See Cash Accounts, October 1770, and n.2 [Rotunda | Founders Online | Print (Colonial Series, Volume 8, page 386)]; see also Diaries, 1:269-70; 3:7; and Cash Accounts, June 1772, and n.2 [Rotunda | Founders Online | Print (Colonial Series, Volume 9, pages 52-54)].