George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 31 May 1787]

[Thursday 31st.] The State of Georgia came on the Floor of the Convention to day which made a representation of ten States.

Dined at Mr. Francis’s and drank Tea with Mrs. Meredith.

the state of georgia: In his Philadelphia diary GW specified William Houstoun (1757–1812), who was an active convention participant, and William Pierce (d. 1789), who participated little but left some notes of the convention, including character sketches of delegates (FARRAND description begins Max Farrand, ed. The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Rev. ed. 4 vols. New Haven, 1966. description ends , 1:xxi, 3:87–97).

mrs. meredith: Margaret Cadwalader, daughter of Dr. Thomas Cadwalader (d. 1799) and a sister of Lambert and John Cadwalader, both of whom served under GW. She married Samuel Meredith (1741–1817) in 1772.

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