George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 22 October 1785]

Saturday 22d. Thermometer at 52 in the Morning—52 at Noon and 52 at Night.

Wind at No. West and fresh; & Cold with appearances of unsettled weather.

Went up again to day, with my Brother, and the rest of the Gentlemen to the Race, & dined at Mr. Herberts. All returned, except Mr. Jno. Bassett, who got hurt on the race field, and Mr. Shaw. Mr. Willm. Scott came here in the Evening, from Alexandria.

The race today, for the Alexandria Town Purse of 50 guineas, was won by Gen. Alexander Spotswood’s horse Cumberland (Va. Journal, 27 Oct. 1785).

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