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Washington's diary records a large party given in Philadelphia. Bush Hill was a large mansion owned in 1787 by William Hamilton, a wealthy lawyer and politician. The house had been built by Andrew Hamilton (c1676 – 1741), who had helped to finance and build the Pennsylvania State House, where the Convention was then meeting. It is likely that other members of the Convention were present at such a large entertainment, possibly held due to the occasion.

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Washington's diary records a large party given in Philadelphia. Bush Hill was a large mansion owned in 1787 by William Hamilton, a wealthy lawyer and politician. The house had been built by Andrew Hamilton (c1676 – 1741), who had helped to finance and build the Pennsylvania State House, where the Convention was then meeting. It is likely that other members of the Convention were present at such a large entertainment, possibly held due to the occasion.

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George Washington: Diary

Friday 1st June. Attending in Convention and nothing being suffers to transpire no minutes of the proceedings has been, or will be inserted in this diary.
Dined with Mr. John Penn, and spent the evening at a superb entertainment at Bush-hill given by Mr. Hamilton - at which were more than an hundred guests.

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Supplement to the Records of the Federal Convention (James Hutson, 1987)