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[Diary entry: 17 July 1785]

Sunday 17th. Mercury at 74 in the Morning—76 at Noon and 76 at Night.

Clear forenoon with the Wind pretty brisk from the Southwest—which continued all day with appearances of rain in the Afternoon but little or none fell here.

Fanny Bassett and Nelly Custis went to Church at Alexandria. Dined at Mr. Ramsays & returned in the Evening.

Mr. Ridout and Son called here between breakfast and Dinner but would not stay ’till the latter.

John and Mary Ogle Ridout had two sons, Samuel Ridout (c.1765–1840), who was now studying law in Annapolis after several years abroad, and Horatio (EDGAR description begins Lady Edgar. A Colonial Governor in Maryland: Horatio Sharpe and His Times, 1753–1773. London, 1912. description ends , 250, 268–69, 279–80; HAMMOND description begins John Martin Hammond. Colonial Mansions of Maryland and Delaware. Philadelphia and London, 1914. description ends , 67).

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