Monday 18th. Attended the Convention. Dined at the Quarterly meeting of the Sons of St. Patrick—held at the City Tavn. Drank Tea at Doctr. Shippins with Mrs. Livingston.
sons of st. patrick: Founded in 1771 in Philadelphia by Irish-American merchants and their friends, the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick strongly supported the American Revolution and several of its dinners were attended by GW, who was “adopted” by the society (DOUGHERTY description begins Daniel J. Dougherty. History of the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick . . . March 17, 1892-March 17, 1951. Philadelphia, 1952. description ends , 1–21).