George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 8 May 1769]

8. Dined at Anthony Hays and Supped at Mrs. Campbells.

The Raleigh Tavern had been named in honor of Sir Walter Raleigh many years earlier by one of Hay’s predecessors, and it was known as the Raleigh throughout the rest of its existence. However, GW and others often referred to the tavern by the name of its current proprietor.

The House of Burgesses sat today as scheduled. Governor Botetourt gave a brief address and committees were appointed. GW was placed on the committee of propositions and grievances and the committee of privileges and elections (JHB description begins H. R. McIlwaine and John Pendleton Kennedy, eds. Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia. 13 vols. Richmond, 1905–15. description ends , 1766–69, 187–92). Later this day he lost £1 at cards but won £1 5s. the next (General Ledger A description begins General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , folio 290).

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