George Washington Papers

September [1795]

September [1795]

8th. Left Phila. for Mt. Vernon. Dined at Chester & lodged at Wilmington.

9. Breakfasted at Christiana dined at Elkton & lodged at Charles town.

10. Breakfasted at Susquehanna (Mrs. Rogers’s) dined at Hartford & lo[d]ged at Websters.

11. Breakfasted at Baltimore. Dined & lodged at Spurriers.

12. Breakfasted at Van Horns. Dined at Bladensburgh & lodged at George Town.

13. Breakfasted in George Town and reached Mt. Vernon to dinner.

25. Went to Alexandria. Dined with Mr. & Mrs. Lear.

Tobias Lear’s first wife, Mary Long Lear, had died in 1793, and Lear in early August 1795 married Fanny Bassett Washington (Columbian Mirror [Alexandria], 6 Aug. 1795), widow of GW’s nephew George Augustine Washington, who had also died in 1793.

26. Returned home to dinner.

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