"Unless some one pops in, unexpectedly, Mrs. Washington and myself will do what I believe has not been [done] within the last twenty years by us, that is to set down to dinner by ourselves."

George Washington to Tobias Lear | Monday, July 31, 1797


Editorial Notes

Eight years and commanding general of the Continental Army and another eight as President of the United States had taken its toll on George and Martha Washington's private time together.  They relished the few opportunities they had together, and greatly enjoyed his retirement from public life.

George Washington to Tobias Lear | Monday, July 31, 1797


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