George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 17 October 1770]

17. Arrivd at Fort—dining at one Widow Miers at Turtle Creek.

GW had arrived at Fort Pitt. The Widow Myers’s tavern was probably at Sycamore and Sixth streets within the boundaries of present-day Pittsburgh. It frequently served as a rallying point for frontier militia and was still operating in the 1790s. GW spent 3s. 9d. at the tavern (ledger a description begins Manuscript Ledger Book 1, 1750-72, in George Washington Papers, Library of Congress. description ends , 329). Turtle Creek enters the Monongahela above the site of Fort Pitt.

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