George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 21 March 1775]

21. Dind at Cooleys Tavern in Richmd. & returnd to Colo. Carys.

The convention spent this day’s session hearing reports from their seven delegates to the First Continental Congress and discussing the proceedings of that congress (VAN SCHREEVEN description begins William J. Van Schreeven et al., eds. Revolutionary Virginia: The Road to Independence. A Documentary Record. 7 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1973–83. description ends , 2:353). Cowley’s (Cooley’s, Coley’s) tavern, inherited in 1769 by Abraham Cowley, was located near the intersection of what later became Main and Twenty-second streets.

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