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[Diary entry: 20 September 1799]

20. Morning cloudy—Wind at No. W. and Mer. at 60—at Night 66 & clear. Mr. Ludwell Lee, and Messrs. Stanton & Parker from the Eastern shore of Virginia and a Mr. Hilton dined here & went away afterwards.

stanton & parker: probably John Stratton and Thomas Parker. Stratton, of Elkington, near Eastville in Northampton County, was in the salt business on the Eastern Shore in the 1790s, while Parker (d. 1819) was an Eastern Shore merchant based at Pungoteague, in Accomack County (WHITELAW description begins Ralph T. Whitelaw. Virginia’s Eastern Shore: A History of Northampton and Accomack Counties. 2 vols. 1951. Reprint. Gloucester, Mass., 1968. description ends , 1:147, 174, 698).

GW received word this evening of the death of his last remaining brother, Charles Washington.

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