George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 5 August 1786]

Saturday 5th. Mercury at 71 in the Morning—at Noon 79 and 79 at Night.

Clear and very warm all day. Went to Alexandria to a meeting of the Directors of the Potomac Compa. in order to prepare the Accts., and a Report for the Genl. Meeting of the Co. on Monday next. Neither of the Maryland Gentn. attended. Dined at Wises Tavn.

Finished weeding the drilled Corn at Muddy hole this day.

maryland gentn: Thomas Johnson, Jr., and Thomas Sim Lee, the two Maryland directors of the Potowmack Company.

John Wise’s tavern on Royal Street in Alexandria was used frequently by groups as a meeting place. GW attended a number of annual general meetings of the Potowmack Company here.

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