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In Their Own Words

May 13, 1791

George Washington’s Diary on Second Day in Georgia

On his second day in Savannah, Pres. George Washington was busy but recorded only the following in his diary:

“Friday, 13th. Dined with the Members of the Cincinnati [the Society of the Cincinnati, a military society consisting of officers who had fought in the Continental Army during the Revolution] at a public dinner given at the same place, and in the evening with to a dancing Assembly at which there was about 100 well dressed and handsome ladies.”

Source:John C. Fitzpatrick (ed.), The Diaries of George Washington: 1748-1799 (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1925), pp. 176-177.