George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 7 November 1798]

7. Breakfasted at Baltimore—dined at Websters, & lodged at Hartford. Met at Spurriers by the Baltimore horse & escorted in and out by the same. Viewed a Brigade of Militia at Balte.

“This morning arrived in town, the Chief who unites all hearts. He left Spurrier’s pretty early, and lighted at Bryden’s about 8 o’clock, escorted in by captains Hollingsworth’s and Bentalou’s troops, who went out last evening for that purpose. About 10 [o’clock], the 5th and 17th regiments (as many as from the shortness of the notice could get ready,) had the gratification of being reviewed by him, in Market street, much to the satisfaction of a large concourse of spectators, who thronged around him . . . the City Company . . . made open ranks for him to pass through as he came out to review the troops” (Claypoole’s American Daily Adv. [Philadelphia], 10 Nov. 1798).

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