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Quarterman Dates

   [1]Quarterman Dates:  May 12.
   In 1791: Pres. Washington in Savannah,
   [2]On this morning President Washigton visited Purrysburg on the
   Savannah River -- his last visit in South Carolina. There, Georgia
   officials met Washington to escort him onto a barge-like vessel for
   the twenty-five mile trip to Savannah. As the river took them past
   Mulberry Grove plantation, Washington had made plans to stop so he
   could visit Catharine (Caty) Greene, widow of Revolutionary Gen.
   Nathanael Greene. Washington spent several hours with his long-time
   friend and promised to stop by again in four days on his way to
   Augusta. Arriving in Savannah after sundown, Washington found the city
   brightly illuminated in celebration of his visit. Thus began four days
   of ceremonies, receptions, dinners, dances, and other formalities for
   Savannah's most important visitor in its 58-year history..
   [3]Tomorrow:  May 13.
   In 1846: U.S. Mexican War, U.S. declares war on Mexico.
   In 1791: Washington and Savannah Cincinnati,
   [4]Pres. Washington wrote in his diary: "Friday, 13th. Dined with the
   Members of the Cincinnati [the Society of the Cincinnati, a military
   society consisting of officers who had fought in the Continental Army
   during the Revolution] at a public dinner given at the same place, and
   in the evening with to a dancing Assembly at which there was about 100
   well dressed and handsome ladies.".


   1. http://www.quarterman.org/q/timeline.html
   2. http://www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/tdgh-may/may12.htm
   3. http://www.quarterman.org/q/timeline.html
   4. http://www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/tdgh-may/may13.htm
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