George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 11 November 1789]

Wednesday 11th. Set out about Sunrise, and took the upper Road to Milford, it being shorter than the lower one through West haven. Breakfasted at the former—Bated at Fairfield and dined and lodged at a Majr. Marvins 9 Miles further; which is not a good House, though the People of it were disposed to do all they cou’d to accomodate me.1

1Ozias Marvin’s tavern was located “on the Westport-Norwalk road, at the intersection of the King’s Highway with the turnpike. Washington is said to have eaten only bread and milk” (CROFUT description begins Florence S. Marcy Crofut. Guide to the History and the Historic Sites of Connecticut. 2 vols. New Haven, 1937. description ends , 1:162).

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