George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 5 September 1785]

Monday 5th. Mercury at 68 in the Morning—70 at Noon and 72 at Night.

Day clear & pleasant with very little wind. About 2 Oclock, Fanny Bassett and Mr. [ ] Craik third Son of the Doctr. came here; the last of whom went away after dinner.

Mr. Madison left this after Breakfast.

Began to spade up the Lawn in front of the Court yard. And also began to prepare the Scaffolds for Cieling the Piazza.

The third son of Dr. Craik was probably Adam Craik. He later married Mrs. Sarah Harrison Jordan, a daughter of GW’s friend and former aide, Robert Hanson Harrison. In the 1790 census Adam Craik was listed as head of a household in Charles County, Md.

lawn in front of the court yard: The lawn on the west front of the house was to be made into a bowling green.

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