George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 1 June 1773]

June 1st. Breakfasted at Brunswick on the Banks of the Rariton, din’d at Princeton and lodgd at Bristol.

brunswick: New Brunswick, N.J., on the Raritan River.

While at Princeton, GW “paid Doctr [John] Weatherspoon Presidt of Princeton College £48.16.0 Jersey” currency, equal to £39 9d. Virginia currency, for the schooling of William Ramsay, Jr., eldest son of William Ramsay of Alexandria (General Ledger B description begins General Ledger B, 1772–1793. Library of Congress, George Washington Papers, Series 5, Financial Papers. description ends , folio 47).

On this same visit, GW looked up his two nephews, George and Charles Lewis, sons of Betty and Fielding Lewis, who were enrolled at the college. He gave his nephews and the Ramsay boy each a present of one pistole for pocket money (Cash Memoranda, DLC:GW).

Bristol, Pa., is 20 miles northeast of Philadelphia and 3 miles northeast of the Neshaminy Creek.

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