George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 31 October 1785]

Monday 31st. Thermometer at 52 in the Morng. 54 at Noon and 56 at Night.

A raw and moist air, with a westerly wind & lowering Sun.

Mr. Shaw returned to Breakfast, & Mrs. Stuart, Miss Allan &ca. went away after it.

A Captn. Fullerton came here to Dinner on business of the State Society of the Cincinnati of Pensylvania; for whom I signed 250 Diplomas as President. Went away after.

Sent half a Bushel of Clean Timothy Seed to Morris—to sow at Doeg run Plantation.

Richard Fullerton (d. 1792) served throughout most of the Revolution, first as a volunteer and then as an officer in the 3d and 1st Pennsylvania regiments. He was breveted captain in 1783. As assistant secretary of the Pennsylvania Society of the Cincinnati, he was at Mount Vernon to obtain GW’s signature on a supply of blank diplomas for the state society.

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