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[Diary entry: 17 November 1785]

Thursday 17th. Thermometer at 58 in the Morning—60 at Noon and 62 at Night.

Colo. Lee & all the Company went away after Breakfast.

Mr. Shaw went up to the Assembly in the Afternoon ’at Alexand.

Morning a little foggy & thick but clear afterwards with the Wind at No. West and cool.

assembly . . . at alexand.: “The Gentlemen of Alexandria, who are desirous to become Subscribers to the Assemblies for the approaching Season, are requested to meet at the Coffee-House this Evening at 6 o’Clock, to form Regulations for the same. It is intended that the Assemblies commence on Thursday the 17th Instant, at Mr. Wises’s new Room” (Va. Journal, 10 Nov. 1785). John Wise’s Fountain Tavern, where the assemblies were held, was located on Royal Street (Va. Journal, 16 June 1785 and 17 Aug. 1786).

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