George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 19 November 1789]

Thursday 19th. The following Company dined here today—viz.—Mrs. Adams (Lady to the Vice President) Colo. Smith & Lady & Miss Smith Mrs. Adams’s Niece—Govr. Clinton and Lady & Miss Cornelia Clinton and Majr. Butlar, his Lady and two Daughters.

Gov. George Clinton’s wife, whom he had married in 1770, was Cornelia Tappen Clinton, a connection of the prominent Wynkoop family of Ulster County, N.Y.

Pierce Butler’s wife was Mary Middleton Butler, daughter of Thomas Middleton of Prince William’s Parish, S.C.

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