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1001[Diary entry: 9 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Monday 9th. Sat in the Morning for Mr. Peale. Attended Convention. Dined at Mr. Morris’s & accompanied Mrs. Morris to Doctr. Redmans 3 Miles in the Country where we drank Tea and returned. On 8 July Charles Willson Peale wrote GW : “the Drapery and background of your Portrait is painted and if it is convenient to your Excellency to favor me with a sitting tomorrow morning, I will have my...
1002[Diary entry: 10 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Tuesday. 10th. Attended Convention. Dined at Mr. Morris’s. Drank Tea at Mr. Binghams & went to the Play. The play was performed at the Southwark Theater, located just south of the city boundary. Because of a state law (1779) prohibiting theatrical performances, the building was called an opera house by the American Company, which played there from 25 June to 4 Aug. To skirt this same law the...
1003[Diary entry: 11 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Wednesday 11th. Attended Convention. Dined at Mr. Morris’s and spent the evening there.
1004[Diary entry: 12 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Thursday 12th. In Convention. Dined at Mr. Morris’s & drank Tea with Mrs. Livingston.
1005[Diary entry: 13 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Friday 13th. In Convention. Dined, drank Tea, & Spent the Evening at Mr. Morris’s.
1006[Diary entry: 14 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Saturday. 14th. In Convention. Dined at Springsbury with the Club and went to the play in the Afternoon. The play was Shakespeare’s The Tempest , adapted by John Dryden ( SEILHAMER George O. Seilhamer. History of the American Theatre . 3 vols. 1888–91. Reprint. New York, 1968. , 2:219).
1007[Diary entry: 15 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Sunday 15th. Dined at Mr. Morris’s & remaind. at home all day.
1008[Diary entry: 16 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Monday 16th. In Convention. Dined at Mr. Morris’s and drank Tea with Mrs. Powell.
1009[Diary entry: 17 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Tuesday 17th. In Convention. Dined at Mrs. Houses, and made an excursion with a party for Tea to Grays Ferry. On this day Jacob Hiltzheimer went “in the afternoon . . . to Mr. Gray’s ferry, where we saw the great improvements made in the garden, summer houses, and walks in the woods. General Washington and a number of other gentlemen of the present Convention came down to spend the afternoon”...
1010[Diary entry: 18 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Wednesday 18th. In Convention. Dined at Mr. Milligans and drank Tea at Mr. Meridiths. In 1790 James Milligan (d. 1818) lived on south Second Street ( HEADS OF FAMILIES, PA. Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Pennsylvania . 1908. Reprint. Baltimore, 1970. , 237). As auditor and then as comptroller general of the treasury under the Articles of...
1011[Diary entry: 19 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Thursday 19th. Dined (after coming out of Convention) at Mr. John Penn the youngers. Drank Tea & spent the evening at my lodgings. John Penn (1760–1834), son of Thomas Penn, grandson of William Penn, and a first cousin of John Penn of Lansdowne, returned from England to Philadelphia in 1784 and built a home, The Solitude, on the west bank of the Schuylkill, later incorporated into Fairmount...
1012[Diary entry: 20 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Friday 20th. In Convention. Dined at home and drank Tea at Mr. Clymers.
1013[Diary entry: 21 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Saturday 21st. In Convention. Dined at Springsbury with the Club of Gentn. & Ladies. Went to the Play afterwards. The play was the tragedy Edward and Eleanora , by the Scots poet James Thomson ( SEILHAMER George O. Seilhamer. History of the American Theatre . 3 vols. 1888–91. Reprint. New York, 1968. , 2:221).
1014[Diary entry: 22 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Sunday 22d. Left Town by 5 oclock A.M. Breakfasted at Genl. Mifflins. Rode up with him & others to the Spring Mills and returned to Genl. Mifflins by Dinner after which proceeded to the City. spring mills : Spring Mill was an old grist mill on the east side of the Schuylkill River, about two miles below Conshohocken in Montgomery County, Pa. It was powered by the combined waters from several...
1015[Diary entry: 23 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Monday 23d. In Convention as usual. Dined at Mr. Morris’s and drank Tea at Lansdown (the Seat of Mr. Penn). On this day GW wrote Elizabeth Powel that he would “do himself the honor of calling upon her at, or before 5. oclock (in his Carriage) in hopes [of] the pleasure of conducting her to Lansdown this Evening” ( ViMtvL ).
1016[Diary entry: 24 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Tuesday 24th. In Convention. Dined at Mr. Morris’s and drank Tea, by appointment & partr. Invitation at Doctr. Rush’s. Dr. Benjamin Rush (1745–1813), republican and reformer, and an earnest supporter of the American cause, developed the practice and teaching of medicine in Philadelphia, where he was a center of medical controversy. He campaigned for the ratification of the Federal Constitution...
1017[Diary entry: 25 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Wednesday 25th. In Convention. Dined at Mr. Morris’s, drank Tea, & spent the evening there.
1018[Diary entry: 26 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Thursday 26th. In Convention. Dined at Mr. Morris’s, drank Tea there, and stayed within all the Afternoon.
1019[Diary entry: 27 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Friday 27th. In Convention, which adjourned this day, to meet again on Monday the 6th. of August that a Comee. which had been appointed (consisting of 5 Members) might have time to arrange, and draw into method & form the several matters which had been agreed to by the Convention as a Constitution for the United States. Dined at Mr. Morris’s, and drank Tea at Mr. Powells. Here GW was relying...
1020[Diary entry: 28 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Saturday 28th. Dined with the Club at Springsbury. Drank Tea there and spent the Evening at my lodgings.
1021[Diary entry: 29 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Sunday 29th. Dined and spent the whole day at Mr. Morris’s principally in writing letters.
1022[Diary entry: 30 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Monday. 30th. In company with Mr. Govr. Morris, and in his Phaeton with my horses; went up to one Jane Moores in the vicinity of Valley-forge to get Trout. Before setting off on this fishing expedition GW, in a note to Mrs. Elizabeth Powel dated “Monday Morning,” wrote: “Genl. Washington presents his respectful compliments to Mrs. Powell, and would, with great pleasure, have made one of a...
1023[Diary entry: 31 July 1787] (Washington Papers)
Tuesday 31st. Whilst Mr. Morris was fishing I rid over the old Cantonment of the American [army] of the Winter 1777, & 8. Visited all the Works, wch. were in Ruins; and the Incampments in woods where the ground had not been cultivated. On my return back to Mrs. Moores, observing some Farmers at Work, and entering into Conversation with them, I received the following information with respect to...
1024August. [1787] (Washington Papers)
Wednesday 1st. About 11 oclock, after it had ceased raining, we all set out for the City and dined at Mr. Morris’s. Thursday 2d. Dined, Drank Tea, & Spent the Evening at Mr. Morris’s. Friday 3d. In company with Mr. Robt. Morris and his Lady and Mr. Gouvr. Morris I went up to Trenton on another Fishing party. Lodged at Colo. Sam Ogdens at the Trenton Works. In the Evening fished, not very...
1025[Diary entry: 1 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Wednesday 1st. About 11 oclock, after it had ceased raining, we all set out for the City and dined at Mr. Morris’s.
1026[Diary entry: 2 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Thursday 2d. Dined, Drank Tea, & Spent the Evening at Mr. Morris’s.
1027[Diary entry: 3 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Friday 3d. In company with Mr. Robt. Morris and his Lady and Mr. Gouvr. Morris I went up to Trenton on another Fishing party. Lodged at Colo. Sam Ogdens at the Trenton Works. In the Evening fished, not very successfully. Samuel Ogden (1746–1810), an iron founder who had supplied iron products to GW’s army during the Revolution, had also served as a colonel in the New Jersey militia. In 1775 he...
1028[Diary entry: 4 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Saturday 4th. In the morning, and between breakfast & dinner, fished again with more success (for perch) than yesterday. Dined at Genl. Dickenson’s on the East side of the River a little above Trenton & returned in the evening to Colo. Ogden’s. Philemon Dickinson (1739–1809), a brother of John Dickinson, was a brigadier general and major general in the New Jersey militia and participated in...
1029[Diary entry: 5 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Sunday 5th. Dined at Colo. Ogdens, early; after which in the company with which I came, I returned to Philadelphia at which we arrived abt. 9 Oclk.
1030[Diary entry: 6 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Monday 6th. Met, according to adjournment in Convention, & received the rept. of the Committee. Dined at Mr. Morris’s and drank Tea at Mr. Meridiths.
1031[Diary entry: 7 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Tuesday 7th. In convention. Dined at Mr. Morris’s and spent the evening there also.
1032[Diary entry: 8 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Wednesday 8th. In Convention. Dined at the City Tavern and remained there till near ten oclock.
1033[Diary entry: 9 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Thursday 9th. In Convention. Dined at Mr. Swanwicks and spent the Afternn. in my own room—reading letters and accts. from home. John Swanwick, who became a partner of Thomas Willing and Robert Morris in 1783, later served in the United States House of Representatives (1795–98).
1034[Diary entry: 10 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Friday 10th. Dined (after coming out of Convention) at Mr. Binghams and drank Tea there. Spent the evening at my lodgings.
1035[Diary entry: 11 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Saturday 11th. In Convention. Dined at the Club at Springsbury and after Ten returnd. home.
1036[Diary entry: 12 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Sunday 12th. Dined at Bush hill with Mr. William Hamilton. Spent the evening at home writing letters.
1037[Diary entry: 13 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Monday 13th. In Convention. Dined at Mr. Morris’s, and drank Tea with Mrs. Bache, at the Presidents. Sarah Franklin Bache (1744–1808), daughter of Benjamin Franklin and wife of Richard Bache (1737–1811), served as her father’s hostess after his return from France to America in 1785.
1038[Diary entry: 14 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Tuesday 14th. In Convention. Dined, drank Tea, and spent the evening at home.
1039[Diary entry: 15 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Wednesday 15th. The same—as yesterday.
1040[Diary entry: 16 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Thursday 16th. In Convention. Dined at Mr. Pollocks & spent the evening in my chamber. In 1790 Oliver Pollock lived on Chestnut Street below Sixth Street ( HEADS OF FAMILIES, PA. Heads of Families at the First Census of the United States Taken in the Year 1790: Pennsylvania . 1908. Reprint. Baltimore, 1970. , 225).
1041[Diary entry: 17 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Friday 17th. In Convention. Dined and drank Tea at Mr. Powells.
1042[Diary entry: 18 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Saturday 18th. In Convention. Dined at Chief Justice McKeans. Spent the afternoon & evening at my lodgings. Thomas McKean (1734–1817) began his law career in Delaware and in 1777 became chief justice of Pennsylvania, serving until 1799 when he was elected governor of Pennsylvania. In 1790 he lived on the east side of Third Street ( HEADS OF FAMILIES, PA. Heads of Families at the First Census...
1043[Diary entry: 19 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Sunday 19th. In company with Mr. Powell rode up to the white Marsh. Traversed my old Incampment, and contemplated on the dangers which threatned the American Army at that place. Dined at German town. Visited Mr. Blair McClenegan. Drank Tea at Mr. Peters’s and returned to Philadelphia in the evening. white marsh : about 12 miles north and west of Philadelphia, the last camp of GW’s army...
1044[Diary entry: 20 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Monday 20th. In Convention. Dined, drank Tea and spent the evening at Mr. Morris[’s].
1045[Diary entry: 21 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Tuesday 21st. Did the like this day also. “We have lately made a rule to meet at ten and sit ’til four, which is punctually complied with” (David Brearley to William Paterson, 21 Aug. 1787, FARRAND Max Farrand, ed. The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787 . Rev. ed. 4 vols. New Haven, 1966. , 3:73).
1046[Diary entry: 22 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Wednesday 22d. In Convention. Dined at Mr. Morris’s farm at the Hills. Visited at Mr. Powells in the Afternoon.
1047[Diary entry: 23 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Thursday 23d. In Convention. Dined, drank Tea & spent the evening at Mr. Morris’s.
1048[Diary entry: 24 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Friday 24th. Did the same this day.
1049[Diary entry: 25 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Saturday 25th. In Convention. Dined with the Club at Springsbury & spent the afternoon at my lodgings.
1050[Diary entry: 26 August 1787] (Washington Papers)
Sunday 26th. Rode into the Country for exercise 8 or 10 miles. Dined at the Hills and spent the evening in my chamber writing letters.