George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 17 August 1785]

Wednesday 17th. Thermometer at 78 in the Morning—84 at Noon and 86 at Night.

Cloudy & damp Morning, with the Wind at South. In the Afternon Clouds gathered all round us with thunder & lightning and a good deal of rain appeared to fall upon Patuxent and above us on this river but not enough fell here to wet a handkerchief.

Mr. [and] Mrs. Fendall and Miss Nancy went away before breakfast and my Brother John directly after it.

Doctr. Craik came here to Dinner on a visit to John Alton and stayed all Night.

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