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[Diary entry: 2 December 1787]

Sunday 2d. Thermometer at 48 in the Morning—60 at Noon and [ ] at Night. Clear, mild & pleasant in the Morning with but little Wind and that Southerly. About 11 Oclock it shifted to No. Wt. & blew pretty fresh but not cold.

At home all day. Mr. G. W. Lewis and Geo. Steptoe Washington who with Mr. Wm. Booth came here yesterday to dinner returned this afternoon to their respective homes.

mr. wm. booth: probably William Aylett Booth, son of Col. William Booth of Westmoreland and Frederick counties. GW was one of the trustees appointed to dock the entail of some of Colonel Booth’s land for the benefit of William Aylett Booth (William Aylett Booth to GW, 16 April 1787, DLC:GW; HENING description begins William Waller Hening, ed. The Statutes at Large; Being a Collection of All the Laws of Virginia, from the First Session of the Legislature, in the Year 1619. 13 vols. 1819–23. Reprint. Charlottesville, Va., 1969. description ends , 8:640).

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