George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 19 May 1769]

19. Dined again at Mrs. Dawson’s and went to the Queens Birth Night at the Palace.

Today “being the queen’s birthday, the flag was displayed on the Capitol; and in the evening . . . the Governour gave a splendid ball and entertainment at the Palace, to a very numerous and polite company of Ladies and Gentlemen” (Va. Gaz., P&D, 25 May 1769).

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