Monday, December 14, 2015

Firewood From Arlington


The winter of eighteen hundred, following the invasion of Washington by the British, was so severe that loaded wagons could pass backward and forward across the ice of the frozen Potomac with perfect safety. To mitigate the sad want of fuel in those days, Mr. Custis permitted families needing wood for home use to cut and remove what they needed from Arlington forest free of charge. [Source]

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