Diary of George Washington (September 1, 1784)


In this diary entry, George Washington describes a trip he made to land he owned in modern-day Pennsylvania, which was managed by Gilbert Simpson Jr.


Having found it indispensably necessary to visit my Landed property west of the Apalacheon Mountains, and more especially that part of it which I held in Co-partnership with Mr. Gilbert Simpson—Having determined upon a tour into that Country, and having made the necessary preparations for it, I did, on the first day of this month (September) set out on my journey.

Having dispatched my equipage about 9 Oclock A.M., consisting of 3 Servants & 6 horses, three of which carried my Baggage, I set out myself in company with Docter James Craik; and after dining at Mr. Sampson Trammells (abt. 2 Miles above the Falls Church) we proceeded to Difficult Bridge, and lodged at one Shepherds Tavern 25 Miles.

APA Citation:
Washington, George. Diary of George Washington (September 1, 1784). (2020, December 07). In Encyclopedia Virginia.
MLA Citation:
Washington, George. "Diary of George Washington (September 1, 1784)" Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Humanities, (07 Dec. 2020). Web. 30 May. 2024
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