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18 May, 1787: George Washington's Diary Entry

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Representation from New York on the floor today. Link to Library of Congress collection in box below.

National Archives, Founders Online Transcription: Friday 18th. The representation from New York appeared on the floor to day. Dined at Greys ferry, and drank Tea at Mr. Morris’s—after which accompanied Mrs. [Morris] and some other Ladies to hear a Mrs. O’Connell read (a charity affair). The lady being reduced in circumstances had had recourse to this expedient to obtain a little money. Her performe. was tolerable—at the College-Hall.

Reference: “[Diary entry: 18 May 1787],” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified November 26, 2017, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/01-05-02-0002-0005-0018. [Original source: The Diaries of George Washington, vol. 5, 1 July 1786?–?31 December 1789, ed. Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1979, pp. 158–159.]

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Representation from New York on the floor today. Link to Library of Congress collection in box below.

National Archives, Founders Online Transcription: Friday 18th. The representation from New York appeared on the floor to day. Dined at Greys ferry, and drank Tea at Mr. Morris’s—after which accompanied Mrs. [Morris] and some other Ladies to hear a Mrs. O’Connell read (a charity affair). The lady being reduced in circumstances had had recourse to this expedient to obtain a little money. Her performe. was tolerable—at the College-Hall.

Reference: “[Diary entry: 18 May 1787],” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified November 26, 2017, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/01-05-02-0002-0005-0018. [Original source: The Diaries of George Washington, vol. 5, 1 July 1786?–?31 December 1789, ed. Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1979, pp. 158–159.]

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