George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 10 July 1798]

10. Clear morning—Wind, tho’ little still No. Westerly, Mer. 64—Southerly afterwards & at Night 74. Doctr. Craik, Wife & Son—a Mr. Craig of Alexa. & Mr. Hunter of Baltimore—Mr. Jno. Herbert—Mr. de Bourg Presid. of the College at George Town another of the Professors & two of the Studts. Viz.—a Son of Mr. Laws & a Neph. of Barrys dined here & all retd.

Mr. Craig is probably Samuel Craig, who in 1799 was the treasurer for the Alexandria Library (Columbian Mirror [Alexandria], 10 Jan. 1799).

Louis Guillaume Valentin DuBourg (1766–1833) was born in Santo Domingo and raised and educated a Roman Catholic priest in France. In 1794 he migrated to the United States and two years later was appointed president of Georgetown College (later Georgetown University), the first Roman Catholic college in the United States, founded in 1789 (see DALEY description begins John M. Daley. Georgetown University: Origin and Early Years. Washington, D.C., 1957. description ends ).

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