George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 9 October 1785]

Sunday 9th. Thermometer at 64 in the Morng. 70 at Noon and 70 at Night.

Morning and Evening lowering. Midday tolerably clear, warm & pleasant.

Accompanied by Mr. Houdon and the two Mr. Bassetts, attended the Funeral of Mrs. Manley at the Plantation of Mr. Willm. Triplett, and returned to Dinner.

Sarah Harrison Manley (d. 1785), a sister of George Harrison of Fairfax, had been married first to John Triplett and second to John Manley. William Triplett, at whose home the funeral took place, was probably a nephew of her first husband, and was, moreover, the executor of the estate of her son, Harrison Manley.

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