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1October 1789 (Washington Papers)
Thursday 1st. Exercised in my Carriage in the forenoon. The following company dined here to day. viz.— Mr. Read of the Senate, Colo. Bland and Mr. Madison of the House of Representatives—Mr. Osgood and his Lady Colo. Duer his Lady and Miss Brown Colo. Lewis Morris & Lady—Lady Christiana Griffin and her Daughter and Judge Duane & Mrs. Greene. Mr. Thomas Nelson joined my Family this day....
2[Diary entry: 1 October 1789] (Washington Papers)
Thursday 1st. Exercised in my Carriage in the forenoon. The following company dined here to day. viz.— Mr. Read of the Senate, Colo. Bland and Mr. Madison of the House of Representatives—Mr. Osgood and his Lady Colo. Duer his Lady and Miss Brown Colo. Lewis Morris & Lady—Lady Christiana Griffin and her Daughter and Judge Duane & Mrs. Greene. Mr. Thomas Nelson joined my Family this day....
3[Diary entry: 2 October 1789] (Washington Papers)
Friday 2d. Dispatching Commissions &ca. as yesterday for the Judiciary. The Visitors to Mrs. Washington this evening were not numerous. Martha Washington held her levees, lasting about three hours, on Friday evenings at 8:00, and GW usually attended. “She gives Tea, Coffee, Cake, Lemonade & Ice Creams,” Abigail Adams noted. “The form of Reception is this, the servants announce & Col. Humphries...
4[Diary entry: 3 October 1789] (Washington Papers)
Saturday 3d. Sat for Mr. Rammage near two hours to day, who was drawing a miniature Picture of me for Mrs. Washington. Walked in the Afternoon, and sat about two Oclock for Madam de Brehan to complete a Miniature profile of me which she had begun from Memory and which she had made exceedingly like the Original. John Rammage (1763–1802), a skilled miniature painter and silversmith, had been a...
5[Diary entry: 4 October 1789] (Washington Papers)
Sunday 4th. Went to St. Pauls Chappel in the forenoon. Spent the remainder of the day in writing private letters for tomorrows Post. St. Paul’s Chapel, opened in 1766, was one of two Protestant Episcopal chapels which had been established when Trinity Church needed additional parish facilities ( SMITH [4] Thomas E. V. Smith. The City of New York in the Year of Washington’s Inauguration, 1789 ....
6[Diary entry: 5 October 1789] (Washington Papers)
Monday 5th. Dispatched the Commissions to all the Judges of the Supreme and District Courts; & to the Marshalls and Attorneys and accompanied them with all the Acts respecting the Judiciary Department. Exercised on horse back between the Hours of 9 and 11 in the forenoon and between 5 and 6 in the Afternn. on foot. Had conversation with Colo. Hamilton on the propriety of my makg. a tour...
7[Diary entry: 6 October 1789] (Washington Papers)
Tuesday 6th. Exercised in a Carriage with Mrs. Washington in the forenoon. Conversed with Genl. Knox (Secretary at War) on the above tour who also recommended it accordingly. Signed Letters of Instructions to the Governor of the Western Territory respecting the situation of matters in that Quarter. And authorized him, in case the hostile disposition of the Indians was such as to make it...
8[Diary entry: 7 October 1789] (Washington Papers)
Wednesday 7th. Exercised on horseback; & called on the Vice President. In the afternoon walked an hour. Mr. Jay communicated the purpt. of the Instructions received by Sir John Temple British Consul from the Duke of Leeds Secretary for Foreign affairs—viz. Trade. How many foreign Vessels—of what Nations—whether from Europe or their Colonies. What Tonnage—whether any and what difference between...
9[Diary entry: 8 October 1789] (Washington Papers)
Thursday 8th. Mr. Gardoqui took leave, proposing to embark to morrow for Spain. The following Company dined with Me to day. viz. The Vice-President his Lady & Son and her Niece with their Son in Law Colo. Smith & his Lady. Governor Clinton & his two eldest daughters—Mr. Dalton and his Lady their Son in law Mr. Dubois and his lady and their other three daughters. In the Evening the Count de...
10[Diary entry: 9 October 1789] (Washington Papers)
Friday 9th. Exercised on horse-back between the hours of 9 and 11. Visited in my rout the Gardens of Mr. Perry and Mr. Williamson. Received from the French Minister, in Person, official notice of his having recd. leave to return to his Court and intended embarkation—and the orders of his Court to make the following communication—viz.—That his Majesty was pleased at the Alteration which had...