George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 6 November 1786]

Monday 6th. Mercury at 43 in the Morning—58 at Noon and 57 at Night.

But very little wind and that southerly. Clear & remarkably pleasant all day.

After breakfast Mrs. Stuart & all her Children except Washington Custis went away.

I rid to the Plantations at the Ferry, Dogue run & Muddy hole—Making a farm pen at the latter.

On my return home found Colo. Lewis Morris and his Brother Major Jacob Morris here, who dined and returned to Alexandria afterwards where Mrs. Lewis Morris & her Mother Mrs. Elliot were on their way to Charleston.

Lewis and Jacob Morris (1755–1844) were sons of Lewis Morris (1726–1798) and Mary Walton Morris of Morrisania, Westchester County, N.Y., and nephews of Gouverneur Morris. Both brothers served during the Revolution in the New York militia before becoming aides-de-camp. Jacob was aide to Charles Lee 1776–78 and Nathanael Greene 1781–82, and Lewis was aide to John Sullivan 1776–79 and to Greene from 1779 to the end of the war. In 1783 Lewis married Ann Elliott, the daughter of William and Sabina Elliott (d. 1793) of Accabee on the Ashley River near Charleston, S.C.

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