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This Day in Georgia History

May 20, 1791

George Washington’s Third Day in Augusta

On his third day in Augusta, Pres. George Washington took a tour of the city and inspected the remains of British fortifications used during the Revolution. He also made a final visit to Richmond Academy, where he met with the faculty and witnessed the examination of students. While at Richmond Academy, Washington heard a speech given in honor of his visit by student (and future congressman) Augustin Clayton. Washington was so impressed that he awarded Clayton a copy of a work by ancient Roman historian Sallust.