George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 10 April 1773]

10. At home all day alone. Mr. Custis came in the afternoon.

John Parke Custis was probably returning from the Calvert home of Mount Airy with Benedict Calvert’s reply (8 April 1773, DLC:GW) to GW’s letter (3 April 1773, DLC:GW) regarding Custis’s betrothal to Calvert’s daughter Nelly. Calvert agreed with GW that the match, which met with his approval, should be postponed while Custis studied at King’s College in New York City.

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