George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 11 June 1785]

Saturday 11th. Mercury at 71 in the Morning—75 at Noon and [ ] at Night.

After Breakfast Mr. Whiting, Doctr. Graham, & Mr. Wyatt went away and my Brother Charles Washington, Colo. Robt. H. Harrison of Maryland & Mr. Ballendine & his Sister Fanny came to Dinner.

In the Evening Colo. Jno. Mercer his wife & Miss Sprig came—All of whom stayed the Night.

Showers around us, but none fell here. The Morning was quite calm. In the Afternoon a small Southerly Breeze and very warm.

Thomas William Ballendine (died c.1797), of Prince William County, and Frances Ballendine were children of John and Frances Ewell Ballendine. Thomas attended the College of William and Mary about 1779–80 and was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society (TYLER [1] description begins Lyon G. Tyler. “Original Records of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.” William and Mary Quarterly, 1st ser., 4 (1895–96): 213–59. description ends , 224–26, 232–36).

Miss Sprigg was one of Mrs. Mercer’s sisters from Strawberry Hill at Annapolis.

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