17. After Congress dind on board Captn. Hamilton. Spent the Evening at Mr. Miflins.
Although Hamilton has been identified elsewhere as Capt. W. Hamilton of the ship Union (Fitzpatrick, Diaries description begins John C. Fitzpatrick, ed. The Diaries of George Washington, 1748–1799. 4 vols. Boston and New York, 1925. description ends , 2:168n), that vessel had cleared the port of Philadelphia before 3 Oct. (Pa. Packet, 3 Oct. 1774).