George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 15 January 1798]

15. Southerly Wind—Soft morng. thin clouds. Mer. at 46 at Sunrise—50 at Noon & 50 at Night. Slow rain from 12 oclock with the wind Southerly. Mr. Burwell & Mr. Woodward went away & I went to Alexandria to a meeting of the Stockholders of that Bank to an Election of Directors.

GW on this day, “By Cash (in a check on the Bank of Alexa.) paid George Alderson Sheriff of Kanhawa Cty., his draught in favour of Augustus Woodward, taxes on four tracts of Land lying on the Kanhawa River for the years 1791. 2. 3. 4. 5 & 1796 pr. the said Woodwards receipt—£101.10. 3¾” (GW’s Cash Memoranda, 1 Sept. 1797–20 Feb. 1799, RPJCB). See entry for 16 Nov. 1797.

GW attended a meeting to elect nine directors of the Bank of Alexandria for one-year terms under the charter granted by the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1792 (Columbian Mirror [Alexandria], 4 Jan. 1798; HOWE description begins Charles E. Howe. “The Financial Institutions of Washington City in Its Early Days.” Records of the Columbia Historical Society 8 (1905): 1–42. description ends , 1–9).

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