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Boston Trip – South Kingston RI

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February 20, 1756

Leaving NYC for New London

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While in NYC, Colonel George Washington visits The Microcosm twice.  See story on that.

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Founders Online Foot 2Beverley Robinson (1722–1792) was the brother of John Robinson, treasurer of the colony of Virginia and speaker of its House of Burgesses. He settled in the city of New York in the 1740s and married the heiress Susannah Philipse of Philipseburg Manor. GW saw a great deal of Robinson, Mrs. Robinson, and her sister Mary Eliza Philipse, called Polly, during his stay in New York before leaving on 20 Feb. for New London.

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February 21, 1756

New London, Connecticut

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This Day is a One Day boat trip from New London CT to South Kingston RI.

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Then 6 days  by boat

to reach Boston,

in this ocean,

in February.

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This was a busy day.

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Stopping in New London

to get on a boat

and by night arrives

in Rhode Island

for an overnight rest.

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This is concluded from a Founders Online footnote.

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February 21 night, 1756 

South Kingston, Rhode Island

“According to a plaque at what is now 8 Willard Ave. [South Kingstown, Rhode Island], a young Colonel Washington spent the night of Feb. 21, 1756, a full 20 years before the Revolutionary War, in what was then known as the Willard Hazard House.   ‘

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Source:

http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20170222/celebrations-in-south-kingstown-newport-mark-george-washingtons-pre-revolutionary-days

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Navigate Google Car

https://goo.gl/maps/RVmSB8zjZ3R2

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February 26, 156

No letters written to GW or from GW since Feb 4.

Carter Landon sends a letter to GW recommending a John Lawson who later takes over as Ensign when Denis McCarty resigns his Ensign commission October 1756.

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Source:

https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/02-02-02-0318

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February 27, 1756

Reaches Boston

GW gets there by boat from New London to Boston.

Quite a boat trip.

6 days Travelling by Boat.

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Founders Online footnote 1.

GW was on his way from

New York to Boston

to see Gov. William Shirley

when he and his companions,

George Mercer and

Robert Stewart,

both captains in the Virginia Regiment, stopped at Joseph Chew’s.

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GW apparently

traveled from

New London by water

and arrived with his party in Boston on 27 Feb.

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Source:

https://founders.archives.gov/?q=Volume%3AWashington-02-02&s=1511311112&r=325#GEWN-02-02-02-0320-fn-0001

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March 4, 1756

Is all resolved by Governor Shirley?

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Is the Chain of command dispute with Captain Dagworthy solved?

See more on that story here.

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