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Washington's diary contains a snippet of a meeting taking place on Tuesday 3 July 1787. Though no official business took place this day, the coming festivities for Independence Day and the significance of their meeting meant a number of social events were planned. Washington's portrait sitting for Charles Willson Peale was one of them. The mezzotint still exists.

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Washington's diary contains a snippet of a meeting taking place on Tuesday 3 July 1787. Though no official business took place this day, the coming festivities for Independence Day and the significance of their meeting meant a number of social events were planned. Washington's portrait sitting for Charles Willson Peale was one of them. The mezzotint still exists.

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George Washington: Diary

Tuesday. 3d. Sat before the meeting of the Convention for Mr. Peale who wanted my picture to make a print or Metzotinto by.
Dined at Mr. Morris's and drank Tea at Mr. Powells - after which, in Company with him, I attended the Agricultural Society at Carpenters Hall.

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