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title:“Diary entry by George Washington”
authors:George Washington
date written:1787-7-4

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Washington, George. "Diary entry by George Washington." Supplement to Max Farrand's The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787. Ed. James H. Hutson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. 145. Print.

Diary entry by George Washington (July 4, 1787)

Wednesday 4th. Visited Doctr. Shovats Anatomical figures and (the Convention having adjourned for the purpose) 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 and drank Tea at Mr. Powells.!!! FOOTNOTE1. "Wednesday next being the Anniversary of Independence, Race Street Church has been procur'd for the Delivery of an annual Oration. I am desired to open the Performance by Prayer, the whole will be rendered agreeable by frequent Flights of Music, vocal Instrumental. We go in Procession from the State House, honor'd by the Company of the Convention and Executive Council" (William Rogers to Enos Hitchcock, June 27, 1787, Rhode Island Historical Society).

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