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Memorandum—for Colo. Fielding Lewis May 1775 Apl 30th 1775 . To receive & pay Money agreeable to the List and orders herewith furnished. If Messrs Balfour & Barraud should, contrary to all expectation neglect to pay me for my Flour, agreeable to contract I shall be very much distress’d, as I must, at all events (if you even receive but as much Money) pay Mr Brent, Mr Mazzei & the £10 to the...
Money to receive—May 1775. From William Fitzhugh Esqr. Rent £  22.10.0 Mr James Hunter 10. 0.0 Colo. Warner Lewis Intt due in Novr 40.     Honble Jno. Page’s Exrs Intt £ 15. 0.  Mr Thos Adams—on Acct of Mr Jno. Fry 54.11.4 Messrs Balfour & Barraud 880. 0.1 Mr Frans Whiting Berkeley 50.     Doctr Walker—his acct first ded[ucte]d 6. 7.4 Armistead Exrs—8th Decr 1772 104. 3.3 Intt thereon
I shall be much obliged to you for the interest due on your Bond in Novr last, to wit £40 —It is not in my power to attend the meeting of Merchants in Williamsburg this Spring, but Colo. Fielding Lewis will do me the favour to negotiate my business this Court. I am with respectful compliments to Mrs Lewis & your Family —& with very great esteem Dr Sir, Your most Obt Servt LB , DLC:GW . For...
34[May 1775] (Washington Papers)
May 1. Went up to Alexa. to meet the Independt. Company. Mr. Herbert came at Night. 2. Messrs. Hendks. Dalton & others Breakfasted here & Majr. Gates & Mr. B. Fairfax dind & lodgd here. James Hendricks, an Alexandria merchant, was one of ten Alexandrians who formed a town committee of correspondence in May 1774; he later served in the Revolution as a major and colonel with the Virginia troops...
May 1st. Exceeding hot. Wind southerly. 2. Also warm, but not so hot as yesterday. 3. Again warm & clear. Wind Southerly. 4. Very warm indeed with but little wind & clear. 5. Again very Warm with a violent Gust abt. 5 Oclock in the Evening. 6. Somewhat Cool. Wind Easterly. 7. Cool & pleasant. Wind Northerly. 8. Still Cool & lowering with Rain now and then. 9. Clear & pleasant. Wind Westerly....
36Cash Accounts, May 1775 (Washington Papers)
Cash May  1— To Thos Cortee recd from him by the hands of Capt. Bradstreet (which with Two Bills of Excha. One Drawn by Lyonel Bradstreet on Wm Tippell of Londo. date 12th Apl for £40 Str. & another Bill Drawn by Thos Cortee on Mr Wm Mollison of the Same date for £40 Str.) is in full for the Briga. Farmer Sold the sade Cortee £283.6.8 Maryld Curry is [£]226.13. 4 To Bryan Fairfax Esqr. Int. of...
37[Diary entry: 1 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
May 1. Went up to Alexa. to meet the Independt. Company. Mr. Herbert came at Night.
38[Diary entry: 1 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
May 1st. Exceeding hot. Wind southerly.
39[Diary entry: 2 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
2. Messrs. Hendks. Dalton & others Breakfasted here & Majr. Gates & Mr. B. Fairfax dind & lodgd here. James Hendricks, an Alexandria merchant, was one of ten Alexandrians who formed a town committee of correspondence in May 1774; he later served in the Revolution as a major and colonel with the Virginia troops ( VAN SCHREEVEN William J. Van Schreeven et al., eds. Revolutionary Virginia: The...
40[Diary entry: 2 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
2. Also warm, but not so hot as yesterday.
41[Diary entry: 3 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
3. Mr. Fairfax went away. Majr. Gates stayd all day. In the Afternoon Colo. Richd. H. Lee & Brothr. Thoms. as also Colo. Chas. Carter came here. Richard Henry Lee (1732–1794) married Anne Aylett (1738–1768), whose half sister, also named Anne Aylett, had married GW’s half brother Augustine Washington, of Pope’s Creek, Westmoreland County. Lee built his home, Chantilly, just a few miles down...
42[Diary entry: 3 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
3. Again warm & clear. Wind Southerly.
43[Diary entry: 4 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
4. Set out for the Congress at Phila. Dind in Alexa. & lodgd at Marlborough. GW left Mount Vernon in his chariot, probably accompanied by Richard Henry Lee. He may have met several of the other delegates on the road between Mount Vernon and Baltimore, because GW, Lee, Peyton Randolph, Edmund Pendleton, and Benjamin Harrison of Virginia and Joseph Hewes and Richard Caswell of North Carolina all...
44[Diary entry: 4 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
4. Very warm indeed with but little wind & clear.
45[Diary entry: 5 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
5. Breakfasted at Mrs. Ramsays & Lodged at Baltimore. Although GW had traveled the Baltimore-Marlboro road on his return south in 1773, he still was unfamiliar with the route and paid 7s. 6d. for a guide to Baltimore ( General Ledger B General Ledger B, 1772–1793. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. , folio 193). The roads in this part of Maryland ran...
46[Diary entry: 5 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
5. Again very Warm with a violent Gust abt. 5 Oclock in the Evening.
47[Diary entry: 6 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
6. At Baltimore all day. Reviewd the Companies there & dind at an Entertainmt. given by the Townsmen. “Four companies of the town militia were drawn upon the Common, where they were reviewed by Col. Washington . . . accompanied by the other delegates. . . . In the afternoon the delegates, accompanied by the Rev. Clergy and principal gentlemen of the town, preceded by Capt. [Mordecai] Gist’s...
48[Diary entry: 6 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
6. Somewhat Cool. Wind Easterly.
49[Diary entry: 7 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
7. Breakfasted at Cheyns’s. Dind at Rogers’s & lodged at Stevensons this side Susqueha[nna]. cheyns’s : probably the tavern located about 13 miles east of Baltimore at the head of Bird River, a tributary of the Gunpowder River. It was operated for a number of years by a series of different keepers, and at one time was called the Red Lion Tavern. John Rodgers (c.1726–1791), a Scot who came to...
50[Diary entry: 7 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
7. Cool & pleasant. Wind Northerly.
51[Diary entry: 8 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
8. Breakfasted at Charles Town & Dined & lodged at Wilmington. Charlestown, a flourishing port on the Northeast River, was the county seat of Cecil County, Md., until 1786, when the courthouse was moved to Elkton (Head of Elk). The road followed by GW from Charlestown to Wilmington led him through Christiana Bridge, or Christiana ( General Ledger B General Ledger B, 1772–1793. Library of...
52[Diary entry: 8 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
8. Still Cool & lowering with Rain now and then.
53[Diary entry: 9 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
9th. Breakfasted at Chester, & dined at the City Tavern Phila. Supped at Mr. Jos. Reads. The arrival in Philadelphia of the delegates from Virginia and other southern colonies was celebrated, according to Christopher Marshall, by a large reception and parade at the outskirts of the city ( Duane, Diary of Marshall William Duane, ed. Extracts from the Diary of Christopher Marshall, Kept in...
54[Diary entry: 9 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
9. Clear & pleasant. Wind Westerly.
55[Diary entry: 10 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
10. Dined at Mr. Thos. Mifflins & spent the Eveng. at my lodgings. my lodgings : GW’s cash memorandum lists a payment of £17 13s. 3d. in Pennsylvania currency “By Mr. Randolph Bd. &ca.” on 22 June, the day before he left Philadelphia (Cash Memoranda, DLC:GW ). Benjamin Randolph was a cabinetmaker who lived on Chestnut Street between Third and Fourth streets. Thomas Jefferson also lodged with...
56[Diary entry: 10 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
10. Clear and pleasant not being very warm.
57[Diary entry: 11 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
11. Dined at Young Doctr. Shippens—spent the Eveng. at my Lodgings. In Congress the credentials of the delegates were read and the decision was again made to keep the proceedings secret. A letter was read from colonial agents in London reporting the rejection of the colonists’ petition to the king, the failure of the earl of Chatham’s plan for reconciliation, and the embarkation of more...
58[Diary entry: 11 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
11. Clear but rather Cool wind being Westerly.
59[Diary entry: 12 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
12. Dined and Supped at the City Tavern. GW’s expenses on this day include 6s. 7d. in Pennsylvania currency for “Club at Smith’s” (Cash Memoranda, DLC:GW ). George Read, Delaware delegate, wrote his wife a description of these dinners at Daniel Smith’s City Tavern: “I then dine at the City Tavern, where a few of us have established a table for each day in the week, save Saturday, when there is...
60[Diary entry: 12 May 1775] (Washington Papers)
12. Clear & pleasant, but rather Cool.