George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 8 June 1785]

Wednesday 8th. Mercury at 65 in the Morning—65 at Noon and [ ] at Night.

A great deal of rain fell last Night and much fine rain this day. Wind at East all day and at times pretty fresh.

Placed my Military records in to the Hands of Mrs. Macauly Graham for her perusal & amusemt. (these indeed were placed there yesterday).

Doctr. Stuart returned home after Breakfast.

military records: In 1783 GW ordered “six strong hair Trunks, well clasped and with good Locks” in which to transport his military papers (GW to Daniel Parker, 18 June 1783, DLC:GW). On 9 Nov. of that year the papers were packed, loaded on wagons, and under military escort sent to Virginia. One bundle, containing GW’s accounts as commander in chief, was left with the superintendent of finance at Philadelphia. The remaining manuscripts went to Mount Vernon. These were to form the nucleus of the Washington Papers at the Library of Congress (WASHINGTON PAPERS INDEX description begins Library of Congress. Index to the George Washington Papers. Washington, D.C., 1964. description ends , vi).

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