George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 31 July 1798]

31. Morng. clear—afternoon appearance of Rain but none fell. Mer. 68 in the Morng. 76 at Night. Very little wind. Mrs. L. Washington—Mr. Foot & a Majr. Parker dined here & returned.

majr. parker: probably Maj. Alexander Parker (died c.1820), who had served as an officer in the 2d Virginia Regiment throughout the Revolution. He was the son of Richard Parker (1729–1813) and Elizabeth Beale Parker of Westmoreland County. In 1790 Parker was appointed a major in the United States Army (EXECUTIVE JOURNAL description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America: From the commencement of the First, to the termination of the Nineteenth Congress. Vol. 1. Washington, D.C., 1828. description ends , 1:45–47).

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