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[Diary entry: 2 September 1784]

Sep. 2. About 5 Oclock we set out from Shepperds; and leaving the Baggage to follow slowly on, we arrived about 11 Oclock ourselves at Leesburgh, where we Dined.1 The Baggage having joined we proceeded to Mr. Israel Thompsons & lodged makg. abt. 36 M.2

1Dinner was at Thomas Roper’s ordinary (Cash Memoranda, DLC:GW).

2Israel Thompson (d. 1795), a Quaker, lived on a 700–acre plantation in the vicinity of Catoctin Creek in Loudoun County (will of Israel Thompson, 10 Jan. 1795, Loudoun County Wills, Book E, 87–92). His place had been recommended as a stage on the road by GW in 1761, but it was apparently neither a public nor private ordinary, for GW recorded no expenses here today or on any other occasion (GW to Charles Greene, 26 Aug. 1761, ViWsBCh).

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