George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 10 October 1786]

Tuesday 10th. Mercury at 59 in the Morning—74 at Noon and 72 at Night.

In company with Major Washington (who with his wife returned yesterday evening from Fredericksburgh) and Mr. Lear went up to Alexandria to see the Jockey club purse run for (which was won by Mr. Snickers). Dined by invitation with the Members of it and returned home in the evening.

William Snickers (b. 1759), son of Edward and Elizabeth Taliaferro Snickers of Frederick County, won 100 guineas at the Alexandria Jockey Club Purse with his horse Paul Jones. In 1793 Snickers married Frances Washington (b. 1775), daughter of Warner Washington, Jr. (1751–1829) and Mary Whiting Washington (MCILHANY description begins Hugh Milton McIlhany, Jr. Some Virginia Families. Staunton, Va., 1903. description ends , 107, 111; Va. Journal, 12 Oct. 1786).

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