George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 3 February 1774]

3. Set out after an early Dinner (with Lund Washington) for Mr. Calverts, to Mr. Custis’s Wedding who was this Eveng. married to Miss Nelly Calvert.

On 15 Dec. 1773 GW had written to Rev. Myles Cooper, president of King’s College, N.Y., that his hopes of Jacky’s continuing his education were “at an end; & at length, I have yielded, contrary to my judgment, & much against my wishes, to his quitting College; in order that he may enter soon into a new scene of Life, which I think he would be much fitter for some years hence, than now; but having his own inclination, the desires of his mother & the acquiescence of almost all his relatives, to encounter, I did not care, as he is the last of the family, to push my opposition too far; & therefore have submitted to a Kind of necessity” (DLC:GW).

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