George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 4 October 1799]

4. Morning again, heavy & lowering. Mer. 68—quite calm through the day. Mer. 75 at highest & 73 at Night. Mrs. Peak dined here and in the Afternoon Colo. Jno. Waker & Mr. Hugh Nelson came here.

colo. jno. waker: John Walker.

Hugh Nelson (1768–1836), son of Gov. Thomas Nelson (1738–1789), graduated from the College of William and Mary in 1780, served in the Virginia General Assembly and later (1811–23) in the United States House of Representatives, and was United States minister to Spain 1823–24. In April 1799 he married John Walker’s granddaughter Eliza Kinloch (1781–1834) and, after Walker’s death in 1809, resided at the Walker home, Belvoir, in Albemarle County (BRYDON description begins Anne Page Brydon. “A Small Diary of 1845: Anne Kinloch Meriwether and Her South Carolina Kin.” Magazine of Albemarle County History 33–34 (1975–76): 141–62. description ends , 155–60).

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