George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 25 December 1798]

25. Perfectly clear, Calm & pleasant in the Morning—Mer. at 18. Genl. Pinckney, Lady & daughter came to dinner—and Captain Jno. Spotswood in the afternoon.

genl. pinckney, lady & daughter: Charles Cotesworth Pinckney in July had been appointed a major general in the army, ranking just below GW and Alexander Hamilton. The daughter accompanying Pinckney and his wife was Eliza, the youngest of Pinckney’s three daughters.

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