George Washington Papers

From George Washington to Thomas McKean, 29 June 1787

To Thomas McKean

[Philadelphia] Friday—29th June [1787]

Gen: Washington presents his Complts to The honbl. The Vice Presidt of the Pensa State Society of Cincinnati, and will do himself the honor of dining with the Society on the 4th of July agreeably to Invitation.1

AL, PHi: McKean Papers.

1GW wrote in his diary for 4 July: “. . . went to hear an Oration on the anniversary of Independance delivered by a Mr. Mitchell, a student of Law—After which I dined with the State Society of the Cincinnati at Epplees Tavern” (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 5:174). Thomas McKean (1734–1817) was chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. McKean served briefly in 1776 in New Jersey as the colonel of a battalion of Philadelphia associators.

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