John Winter was a painter. GW wrote at the end of John Winter’s personal account in Ledger A, page 54, “Jno. Winter before he had near finishd Painting my House Stole a good deal of my Paint & Oyl and apprehensive of Justice ran of.” John Fendall ran an advertisement dated 22 June 1760 in the Maryland Gazette: “Ran away from the Subscriber, a Convict Servant Man named John Winter, a very compleat House Painter; he can imitate Marble or mahogany very exactly, and can paint Floor Cloths as neat as any imported from Britain, The Time of his going off is uncertain, as he was hired to a Gentleman in Virginia who can give no Account of the Time. The last Work he did was a House for Col. Washington near Alexandria. He must be pretty well known there, having work’d at his Business several Months in Town. He is a very impertinent Fellow, pretty tall, and very red about the Nose and Face” (Maryland Gazette [Annapolis], 26 June 1760).