George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 26 July 1798]

26. Mer. at 76 in the Morning very little wind. Rain pretty smartly abt. 3 Oclock for 5 or 6 Minutes. Mer. 80 at Night. Mr. Herbert wife 2 daughters son & Mr. & Mrs. Whiting dined here—as did the Count Inznard & Mr. Merchant—all went awy.

William Herbert and his wife Sarah, eldest daughter of John Carlyle, had two sons and five daughters. Sarah’s sister, Anne Carlyle (1761–1778), married Henry (Harry) Whiting (1748–1786), son of Francis (Frank) Whiting. She died during the delivery of their only child, Carlyle Fairfax Whiting (1778–1831), later of Morven, who appears here with his bride, Sarah Little Whiting (1776–1835), daughter of Col. Charles and Mary Manley Little.

count inznard: This may be Joseph M. Yznardi (Iznardi), Jr., American consul at Cadiz, or his father Josef Yznardi, a merchant of Cadiz who was acting consul during his son’s absences from the city.

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