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George Washington Visits Charleston: Day 4

George Washington’s Visit – Day 4

 Wednesday, May, 1791

Before breakfast Washington visited and examined the lines of Attack and Defense of the city and proclaimed them adequate.

For the noon meal Washington dined with the Members of Cincinnati in the long room of McCrady’s Tavern on East Bay Street. A choir of singers entertained the diners throughout the meal.

  In the evening Washington attended “an elegant dancing Assembly at the Exchange – At which were 256 elegantly dressed & handsome ladies.” According to newspaper reports the ladies were “all superbly dressed and most of them wore ribbons with different inscriptions … such as “long live the President.”

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Exchange Building, Charleston

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