The Washingtons Dined Here!

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Following are miscellaneous historical tidbits of the local area as excerpted from the John Harrower Journal and transcribed by Sue Taylor for a WPA report in 1937.

Col Dangerfield and his wife entertained very lavishly. In the WPA report, Sue Taylor mentions a dinner party given to General and Mrs. Washington, John Parke Custis and his wife, Eleanor Calvert, Mrs. Alexander Spotswood, and Mrs. Dansie, Misses Washington and Dandridge.

John Harrower speaks of Martha Washington and her party as being of the “highest rank and fortune of any in the Colony”.

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