George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 15 October 1786]

Sunday 15th. Mercury 65 at Morn—76 at Noon and 74 at Night. Clear, warm, & pleasant all day.

Accompanied by Majr. Washington his wife Mr. Lear & the two Childn. Nelly & Washington Custis went to Pohick Church & returned to Dinner. Fell in with on the Road, Colo. Jno. Mercer, his Lady & child coming here and their nurse.

Col. John Francis and Sophia Sprigg Mercer of Maryland had a son, Richard, born 19 Nov. 1785. He died before reaching maturity (GARNETT [2] description begins James Mercer Garnett. Biographical Sketch of Hon. James Mercer Garnett of Elmwood, Essex County, Virginia, With Mercer-Garnett and Mercer Genealogies. Richmond, 1910. description ends , 52–53).

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