George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 26 January 1775]

26. Went up to Alexandria to an intended meeting of the Trustees for opening the Rivr. Potomack. None met. Stayd in Alexandria all night & bo[ugh]t a parcel of Servants.

This meeting had been called to “form and digest proper Plans to be laid before the Assemblies of Virginia and Maryland” in the hope of raising capital for John Ballendine’s Potomac navigation project (Va. Gaz., D, 7 Jan. 1775).

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