Washington's Southern Tour, 1791

Washington's Southern Tour, 1791

Washington's Southern Tour, 1791

Washington's Southern Tour, 1791

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Throughout the present volume, references to Washington's Diary indicate the following work: "The Diary of George Washington, from 1789 to 1791; embracing the Opening of the First Congress, and his Tours through New England, Long Island, and the Southern States, together with his Journal of a Tour to the Ohio, in 1753. Edited byBenson J. Lossing (Charles B. Richardson & Co., New York, MDCCCLX)." Identical sheets, bound up, with a similar title, were issued by the Virginia Historical Society (Richmond, 1861). In 1920 a volume was published at Summerfield, North Carolina, by Joseph A. Hoskins, entitled: President Washington's Diaries, 1791 to 1799. Much of this material had never thitherto been published. In Lossing's volume, the last entry in the diary of 1791 was June 1st, whereas the diary runs continuously to July 4th of that year.

Throughout the present volume, any footnotes copied from the Lossing volume first mentioned will be followed by the designation: (B. J. L.)

Of the original journals, eleven are in the Government archives at Washington, Library of Congress, two others are known to be extant, and there is probably a third. These journals, as described by Theodore F. Dwight (The Journals of Washington, in Magazine of American History, VI, 2) are "thin, oblong in form, bound in half sheep, measuring seven by four and seven eighths inches, and are . . .

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