George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 2 June 1770]

2. Dined at the Club & spent the Evening in my own Room.

GW wrote to Jonathan Boucher on this date, telling him that he had discussed the proposed European tour with several gentlemen in town and they had confirmed his suspicion that the expense would exceed Jacky’s income. But he did not close the door on the matter. He would gladly approve the trip, he said, if a way could be found to reduce its cost and to gain the concurrence of the General Court (GW to Boucher, 2–9 June 1770, NN). Consideration of the tour would drag on inconclusively for several months.

GW on this date paid accounts with a Williamsburg tailor and a blacksmith (General Ledger A description begins General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , folio 318).

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