George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 1 April 1787]

Sunday. first. Mercury at 36 in the Morning—54 at Noon and 50 at Night.

Wind at No. West in the Morning and Southerly afterwards but not very fresh at any time of the day—Weather clear.

At home all day.

Mr. Hunter, Mr. Rumney, Mr. Porter, Doctr. Craik and a Captain Nixon dined here—all of whom except Mr. Hunter went away after it. In the evening, one Young who lives on Colo. Balls place, a Farmer, came here to see, he says, my drill plow & stayed all Night.

captain nixon: On 8 Mar. 1787 John Rumney’s Alexandria firm advertised: “Just arrived, The ship Friendship, Capt. Wilson Nixon, from Whitehaven, with an assortment of European goods” (Va. Journal). one young: possibly the Mr. Young living at Traveller’s Rest in King George County. See entry for 2 Mar. 1787.

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