George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 25 September 1795]

25. Went to Alexandria. Dined with Mr. & Mrs. Lear.

Tobias Lear’s first wife, Mary Long Lear, had died in 1793, and Lear in early August 1795 married Fanny Bassett Washington (Columbian Mirror [Alexandria], 6 Aug. 1795), widow of GW’s nephew George Augustine Washington, who had also died in 1793.

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