The Virginia Gazette

Today in the 1770s: February 14

WILLIAMSBURG, February 14, 1777.
A JOURNEYMAN Hair-Dresser will receive extraordinary Encouragement from LAFONG & WYLIE.

Virginia Gazette (Dixon & Hunter) February 14, 1777
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George L. Lafong was the proprietor of a shop in Williamsburg but location is not known. A frenchman, he had settled in Williamsburg by 1762. George Washington purchased curls from him for his step-daughter, Patsy Custis, in 1771. He continued to live in Williamsburg until his death in 1800.

Sources: WAR file

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