Itinerary of General Washington from June 15, 1775 to December 23, 1783

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Title

Itinerary of General Washington from June 15, 1775 to December 23, 1783

Subject

Martha Washington and the Revolutionary War

Creator

William Spohn Baker

Publisher

J.B. Lippincott Company

Date

1892-00-00

Format

book

Language

eng

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Citation

Bakker, William Spohn. Itinerary of General Washington from June 15, 1775 to December 23, 1783. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Company, 1892.

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“I have lately been several times invited abroad with the General and Mrs. Washington. He always inquires after you in the most affectionate manner, and speaks of you highly. We danced at Mrs. [Elizabeth Willing] Powell’s your birthday [January 6, (O.S.) 1706], or night I should say, in company together, and he told me it was the anniversary of his marriage [January 6, (N.S.) 1759]; it was just twenty years that night.” (149)

“Tuesday morning [February 2], His Excellency General Washington set off from Philadelphia to join the army in New Jersey. During the course of his short stay (the only relief he has enjoyed from service since he first entered into it), he has been honored with every mark of esteem which his exalted qualities as a gentleman and a citizen entitle him to. His Excellency’s stay was rendered the more agreeable by the company of his lady, and the domestic retirement which he enjoyed at the house of the Honorable Henry Laurens, Esquire, with whom he resided.” (151)

How to Cite this Item

William Spohn Baker, "Itinerary of General Washington from June 15, 1775 to December 23, 1783," in Martha Washington, Item #149, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/149 (accessed May 23, 2018).