George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 4 June 1770]

4. Dined at the Club and spent the Evening at the Councills Ball at the Capitol.

GW today paid Edmund Pendleton £1 1s. 6d. for a legal opinion on John West, Jr.’s agreement to sell his land adjoining Mount Vernon (General Ledger A description begins General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , folio 318). The council’s ball was held this evening in honor of the king’s birthday. Attending, besides the members of the council, were the governor, the burgesses, and “the magistrates and other principal inhabitants” of Williamsburg (Va. Gaz., P&D, 7 June 1770).

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