George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 10 January 1788]

Thursday 10th. Thermometer at 26 in the Morning—32 at Noon and 32 at Night. Clear and tolerably pleasant—the Wind being at So. Wt. all day.

Colo. Carrington left this after breakfast (on my horses) for Colchester; to meet the Stage.

Giles, who with a pair of my horses assisted G. A. Washington on his journey, returned about Noon.

Getting Ice as yesterday, House not yet half full.

The slave Giles served GW as a driver and stabler for more than 20 years (see entry for 18 Feb. 1786).

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