4. A moderate shower of rain in the night with a good deal of lightning & distant thunder. Morning very heavy—a breeze from the No. Et. and Mer. at 72. About 4 Oclock it began a moderate settled rain, which continued until I went to bed. Mer. then at 67.
- Cite as
- “[Diary entry: 4 September 1799],” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified December 28, 2016, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/01-06-02-0008-0009-0004. [Original source: The Diaries of George Washington, vol. 6, 1 January 1790 – 13 December 1799, ed. Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1979, p. 363.]