George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 10 March 1798]

10. Morning—clear & smoaky—Wind at South & Mer. at 50. Clear all day & wind in same quarter. Mer. 62 at Night & 66 at highest. Ludwell & Geo. Lee Esqrs. & Mr. Robt. Beverly dined here & returned & Mr. & Mrs. Peter & Nelly Custis came after dinner.

Ludwell Lee was a first cousin of George Lee of Loudoun, who appears at Mount Vernon also on this day. robt. beverly: may be either the father or the brother of George Lee’s wife, Evelyn Byrd Beverley Lee. The elder Robert Beverley (1740–1800) lived at Blandfield in Essex County; his son Robert Beverley (1769–1823) inherited the estate upon the death of his father.

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