George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 21 April 1799]

21. Morning clear & calm. Mer. at 42. But little wind all day & that No. Westerly. Mer. 54 at Night. A B. Heppesley Coxe Esqr. recomd. by Mr. Bingham came here to dinnr.

b. heppesley coxe: probably John Francis Buller Hippisley Coxe of Stone Easton, Somerset, Eng. He was the son of James Buller of Devon and his wife, Mary Hippisley Coxe Buller, of Somerset. In 1793 Young Buller by royal license had assumed the surnames of Hippisley Coxe (BURKE [2] description begins Peter Townend, ed. Burke’s Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry. 3 vols. London, 1965–72. description ends , 3:459).

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