John Ballendine (d. 1782) of Prince William County, Va., was an enthusiastic promoter, builder, and operator of a series of mills, ironworks, and canals. He later had a furnace, forge, and saw ... Read More

Prior to 20 Sept. 1770, GW employed Dominicus Gubner, to whom he referred as "a Dutch Smith," as a blacksmith on a daily basis, paying him 3 shillings per day for a total of 19 days (see Ledger A ... Read More

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