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Washington's diary contains a snippet of a meeting taking place on Wednesday 4 July 1787. Though no official business took place this day, the festivities for Independence Day and the significance of their meeting meant a number of social events were planned. The delegates attendance at the lecture by Mr Mitchell was one of them.

In a letter by William Rogers to Enos Hitchcock (27 June 1787) he states that 'Wednesday next being the Anniversary of Independence, Race Street Churches been procur'd for the Delivery of an annual Oration. I am desired to open the Performance by Prayer, the whole will be rendered agreeable by frequent Flights of Music, vocal and Instrumental. We go in Procession from the State House, honoured by the Company of the Convention and Executive Council.'

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Washington's diary contains a snippet of a meeting taking place on Wednesday 4 July 1787. Though no official business took place this day, the festivities for Independence Day and the significance of their meeting meant a number of social events were planned. The delegates attendance at the lecture by Mr Mitchell was one of them.

In a letter by William Rogers to Enos Hitchcock (27 June 1787) he states that 'Wednesday next being the Anniversary of Independence, Race Street Churches been procur'd for the Delivery of an annual Oration. I am desired to open the Performance by Prayer, the whole will be rendered agreeable by frequent Flights of Music, vocal and Instrumental. We go in Procession from the State House, honoured by the Company of the Convention and Executive Council.'

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George Washington: Diary

Wednesday 4th. Visited Doctr. Shovats Anatomical figures and (the Convention having adjourned for the purpose) went to hear an Oration on the anniversary of Independance delivered by a Mr. Mitchell, a student of Law—After which I dined with the State Society of the Cincinnati at Epplees Tavern and drank Tea at Mr. Powells.

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