To Elizabeth Powel
[Philadelphia] Friday Morning [31 August 1787]
Genl Washington presents respectful compliments to Mrs Powell. The afternoons being short, it is proposed, to set off for Mr Pen’s precisely at 4 Oclock; for this purpose the Generals horses & Servts will be at Mr Powells a quarter before that hour; & the General will be ready for Mr Powells call at it.1
1. On Friday, 31 Aug., after dining at Robert Morris’s, GW “with a Party went to Lansdale [Landsdowne] & drank Tea with Mr. & Mrs. [John and Ann Allen] Penn” (Diaries description begins Donald Jackson and Dorothy Twohig, eds. The Diaries of George Washington. 6 vols. Charlottesville, Va., 1976–79. description ends , 5:182).