In Their Own Words
May 19, 1791
George Washington’s Diary from Augusta
From Augusta, Pres. George Washington recorded in the diary:
“Thursday, 19th. Received and answered an Address from the Citizens of Augusta; dined with a large Company of them at their Court Ho. and went to an Assembly in the evening at the Academy [sic]; at which there were between 60 and 70 well dressed ladies.”
Source: John C. Fitzpatrick (ed.), The Diaries of George Washington: 1748-1799 (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1925), pp. 179.