George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 22 February 1799]

22. Morning Raining—Mer. at 30. Wind a little more to the Northward. Afterwards very strong from the No. Wt. and turning clear & cold.

The Revd. Mr. Davis & Mr. Geo. Calvert came to dinner & Miss Custis was married abt. Candle light to Mr. Lawe Lewis.

revd. mr. davis: Thomas Davis, Episcopalian clergyman of Charles City County, was an usher at the College of William and Mary 1768; was ordained in London 1773; and served as rector of Elizabeth City Parish in Norfolk County 1773–76, St. Stephen’s Parish, Northumberland County 1779–92, Fairfax Parish, Fairfax County 1792–1806, Elizabeth City Parish 1806–8, and Hungar’s Parish, Northumberland County 1808. During the Revolution, Davis served as chaplain to several Virginia regiments. Davis later this year presided at GW’s funeral.

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