George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 21 November 1786]

Tuesday 21st. Mercury at 36 in the Morning—40 at Night [Noon] and 38 at Night.

Flying clouds with the Wind pretty fresh from the No. Wt. in the Morning and cold. Pleasanter afterwards and clear Wind moderating about Noon and by night was calm.

Rid to the Ferry, Dogue run, and Muddy hole Plantn.—gathering and husking Corn at all of them.

Sent George Washington to Town on business.

Colo. Darke dined here.

William Darke (1736–1801), of Berkeley County, during the Revolution attained the rank of lieutenant colonel in the 4th Virginia Regiment, and in the early 1790s he was made a brigadier general as a reward for his frontier service under Maj. Gen. Arthur St. Clair. Often during the 1790s Darke represented Berkeley County in the General Assembly.

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