Sunday 12th. Mercury at 76 in the Morning—76 at Noon and [ ] at Night.
Very little Wind in the forenoon, in the Afternoon there was more, & variable with Clouds & thunder but no rain.
Captn. Conway and his Wife, Colo. Hooe & De Neufville, Colo. Henley Mr. Sanderson & Mr. George Digges dined here—all of whom went away [after] dinner except Mr. Digges.
Whilst we were at dinner, a Mr. Aldge & a Mr. Patterson came in recommended by Genl. Greene & Mr. Benjn. Harrison Junr.
Mr. Ballendine left this in the forenoon.
Capt. Richard Conway was married to Mary West Conway (died c.1805), daughter of Col. John West (d. 1777).
Leonard de Neufville was the son of Jean de Neufville (1729–1796), formerly of Amsterdam. Jean de Neufville had been a good friend and commercial agent to the United States in Holland during the Revolution. His firm, Jean de Neufville en Zoon, refitted John Paul Jones’s squadron in 1779, tried to raise money for a loan for the United States, and in 1778 negotiated with William Lee an unauthorized and abortive treaty between the United States and the Netherlands. The Neufville firm by 1783 was going bankrupt, and Jean de Neufville and his son Leonard came to America and settled at Albany. On 22 April 1785 Leonard de Neufville wrote to Congress requesting payment of debts due Jean de Neufville en Zoon for its services in the Revolution, but was refused. After Jean de Neufville’s death, Congress authorized the payment of $3,000 to de Neufville’s widow and his son and daughter. The account of the United States with Jean de Neufville en Zoon was finally settled in 1851 (BIOGRAFISCH WOORDENBOEK description begins P. C. Molhuysen et al., eds. Nieuw Nederlandsch Biografisch Woordenboek. 10 vols. Leiden, Netherlands, 1911–37. description ends , 8:1211–14; WHARTON description begins Francis Wharton, ed. The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States. 6 vols. Washington, D.C., 1889. description ends , 3:379–80, 597, 817–18, 855–57; ADAMS  description begins L. H. Butterfield, ed. Diary and Autobiography of John Adams. 4 vols. Cambridge, Mass., 1961. description ends , 2:444–45; Stat. description begins Richard Peters, ed. The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, from the Organization of the Government in 1789, to March 3, 1845 . . .. 8 vols. Boston, 1845-67. description ends , 6:29 [2 Mar. 1797]; 9 Stat description begins Richard Peters, ed. The Public Statutes at Large of the United States of America, from the Organization of the Government in 1789, to March 3, 1845 . . .. 8 vols. Boston, 1845-67. description ends . 814 [3 Mar. 1851]).
David Henley (1748–1823) was a partner in the Boston firm of Otis & Henley, “Agents for the purpose of supplying clothing (or materials for it) for the Army” during the Revolution (GW to Henley, 5 Sept. 1785, DLC:GW). He had also served as colonel of one of the 16 Additional Regiments of the Continental Army. About this time, Henley was made a commissioner for settling the claims of Virginia on account of the western territory ceded to the United States. Robert Sanderson was a partner in the firm of Robinson, Sanderson & Rumney of Whitehaven, Eng. The firm’s Alexandria store was located on Fairfax Street.