George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 12 April 1796]

12. Thick morning, but clear afterwards, rather cool wind Easterly in the morning & westerly afterwards.

At the top of the diary page for 1–15 April is the notation in GW’s handwriting: “Mr. Washington Craik joined as private Secrety. 12th. April 1796.” George Washington Craik, Dr. James Craik’s youngest son, held the position for about a year.

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