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[Diary entry: 18 March 1798]

18. Morning—thick—Wind at No. East—Mer. at 38. Clear about Noon cloudy & much like rain afterwards wind still at No. Et. Mer. 39 at Night & 43 at highest. Mr. Steer Senr. & Junr. Miss Steer & Mrs. Vanhaver dined here & returned to Alexa. afterwards. Mr. Peter came in the afternoon.

Henri Joseph Stier (1743–1821), member of the States General of the Province of Antwerp, Belgium, fled the wars of the French Revolution in 1794 and brought his family to America, settling in Annapolis, Md. With him at Mount Vernon today were his son, Jean Charles Stier, his daughter Rosalie Eugenia Stier, and another daughter, Isabel, wife of Jean Michel Van Havre, who appears in the diaries 20 June 1799.

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