George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 16 April 1798]

16. Morning Calm & clear Mer. at 40. Afterwards Wind at No. Wt. & variable & weather also, Cold and disagreeable. Mer. at Night 32. 40 at highest. Doctr. Stuart went away. I went to Alexa. to an Election of Delegates for the Cty. of Fairfax—voted for Messrs. West & Jno. Herbert—returned to Dinner. Mr. Fitzhugh came in the Afternoon.

Roger West (d. 1801), son of Col. John West, and John Carlyle Herbert (1777–1846), elder son of William Herbert of Alexandria, were elected.

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