George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 5 November 1769]

5. Breakfasted at the Causey & Dind at Eltham & lodgd there.

GW’s expenses today included 16s. at Ruffin’s ferry and 3s. 1½d. for “Seeing Tyger” (General Ledger A description begins General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , folio 296). This animal may have been a North American cougar which American colonists often called red tiger.

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