George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 8 April 1791]

Friday 8th. Set out about 6 oclock—breakfasted at Stafford Court House and dined and lodged at my Sister Lewis’s in Fredericksburgh.

GW reached Fredericksburg “about 1 o’clock, P.M.” The citizens of the town, “not being apprized of his approach, were disappointed in the opportunity of evincing their respect . . . by meeting him previous to his arrival” (Phila. Gen. Adv., 22 April 1791).

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