15th. Left Philaa. with Mrs. Washington & my family for Mt. Vernon. Dined at Chester & lodged at Wilmigton.
left philaa.: “President Washington about eight o’clock this morning set out for Mount Vernon in a two-horse phaeton for one person, his family in a coach and four horses, and two servants on horseback leading his saddle horse” (HILTZHEIMER description begins Jacob Cox Parsons, ed. Extracts from the Diary of Jacob Hiltzheimer, of Philadelphia. 1765–1798. Philadelphia, 1893. description ends , 215).