George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 12 February 1799]

12. Wind Westerly & day clear and pleasant. Returnd home. Mr. N. Fitzhugh & brother & Mr. Hen. Wash. came to dinnr.

n. fitzhugh: Nicholas Fitzhugh had ten brothers. hen. wash.: probably Henry Washington (1765–1812), son of Lawrence Washington (b. 1749) and Susannah Washington, both of whom were distant cousins of GW. He may be the same Henry Washington who had earlier been sheriff of Prince William County.

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