George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 13 November 1785]

Sunday 13th. Thermometer at 59 in the Morning—65 at Noon—65 at Night.

Clear all day. Morning calm & very pleasant; but Windy afterwards from the No. West.

Mr. Saml. Hanson and his wife, Mr. Thos. Hanson and their two sisters, & Mrs. Dulany wife to Waltr. Dulany, lately from England came to Dinner, & stayed all Night.

Samuel Hanson of Samuel was married to Mary Key (Kay) Hanson, of New Jersey, and was a merchant in Alexandria at this time. GW’s ledger entries between 1784 and 1786 include several business transactions with the “Messrs. Hansons” (LEDGER B description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 2, 1772-93, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 180, 207). Maj. Walter Dulany, Jr., brother-in-law of Thomas Hawkins Hanson, served in the Maryland Loyalist Regiment during the Revolution. In 1785 he returned to Maryland from England with his new wife, Elizabeth Brice Dulany, widow of his uncle, Lloyd Dulany.

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