George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 2 August 1799]

2. Rain in the Night, & Clouds very heavy abt. sunrise. Mer. at 74—at its highest 76 and at Night 75. Captn. Blue of the Amn. Army who came here yesterday to dinner returned to day after breakft.

Capt. William K. Blue (d. 1802), of Virginia, had been appointed cornet of light dragoons in 1793 and lieutenant in July 1794 and was honorably discharged on 1 Nov. 1796. On 12 July 1799 he was appointed captain of the 7th Infantry and was again honorably discharged 15 June 1800. He was killed in a duel in 1802 (HEITMAN [3] description begins Francis B. Heitman. Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, from its Organization, September 29, 1789, to March 2, 1903. 2 vols. Washington, D.C., 1903. description ends , 1:226).

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