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 (General Ledger A description begins General Ledger A, 1750–1772. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , folio 329). Turtle Creek enters the Monongahela above the site of Fort Pitt.

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