George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 19 March 1786]

Sunday 19th. Thermometer at 46 in the morning—50 at Noon & 46 at Night.

Wind moderate in the forenoon, and the morning exceedingly pleasant; but blowing fresh from the Eastward after twelve o’clock. It lowered in the afternoon and threatned an unfavourable change.

A Gentleman calling himself the Count de Cheiza D’arteignan Officer of the French Guards came here to dinner; but bringing no letters of introduction, nor any authentic testemonials of his being either; I was at a loss how to receive, or treat him. He stayed dinner and the evening.

Mr. Charton went away after dinner.

The comte de Cheiza d’Artaignan had just arrived in Alexandria from Cap Français in Santo Domingo (see d’Artaignan to GW, 18 Mar. 1786, DLC:GW).

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