The Diary of Elizabeth Drinker: The Life Cycle of an Eighteenth-Century Woman

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The Diary of Elizabeth Drinker: The Life Cycle of an Eighteenth-Century Woman

Creator

Elizabeth Sandwich Drinker
Elaine Forman Crane, ed.

Publisher

Northeastern University Press

Date

1994-00-00

Format

published primary source

Language

eng

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Drinker, Elizabeth Sandwich. Elaine Forman Crane, ed. The Diary of Elizabeth Drinker: The Life Cycle of an Eighteenth-Century Woman. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1994.

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“[4/6/1778] left J. Roberts after Breakfast, and proceeded on to the American Picket guard, who upon hearing that we were going to head-quarters, sent 2 or 3 to guard us further on to another guard where Colll. Smith gave us a pass for Head Quarters where we arriv’d at about ½ past one; requested an audience with the General—set with his Wife, (a sociable pretty kind of Woman) until [sic] he came in; a number of Officers there, who were very complient, Tench Tillman, among the rest, it was not long before GW. came [sic] and discoursd [sic] with us freely, but not so long as we could have wish’d, as dinner was serv’d in, to which he had invited us, there was 15 of the Officers besides the General and his Wife, Gen. Green, and G. Lee we had an eligant [sic] dinner, which was soon over; when we went out with the General Wife up to her Chamber, and saw no more of him….” (297)

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Elizabeth Sandwich Drinker, "The Diary of Elizabeth Drinker: The Life Cycle of an Eighteenth-Century Woman," in Martha Washington, Item #202, http://marthawashington.us/items/show/202 (accessed May 23, 2018).