George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 26 May 1786]

Friday 26th. Thermometer at 58 in the Morning—60 at Noon and 60 at Night.

Raining with little or no intermission through the day—a great deal having also fallen in the Night—Wind still at No. East.

Sent 50 Barrels of Superfine flour by the sloop Tryal Peter Kirwin to Thos. Newton junr. Esqr. to be disposed of on my Acct.

Half of this flour was shipped uninspected because Capt. Peter Kerwin, “calling unexpectedly, and being in a hurry, would not allow time to get the Inspectors from Alexandria” (GW to Thomas Newton, Jr., 26 May 1786, DLC:GW).

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