George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 15 August 1786]

Tuesday 15th. Mercury at 64 in the Morning—70 at Noon and 65 at Night.

Cool, & for the most part of the day lowering, with but little wind.

At home all day. Doctr. Stuart & Mr. Keith, deputed by the Potomack Co. to present its thanks to the President & directors thereof came for that purpose, dined here & returned in the Afternoon.

James Keith (1734–1824), the son of Rev. James and Mary Isham Randolph Keith, was a Hampshire County burgess 1761–62 and later served as clerk of Frederick County, Va., 1762–1824. After the Revolution Keith moved to Alexandria where he practiced law. In 1784 he served as mayor of the city.

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