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George Washington Visits Charleston: Day 9

George Washington’s Visit – Day 9

Monday, May 9, 1791

Early in the morning Washington left for Savannah in the company of Gov. Pinckney, Gen. Charles Cotesworth Pinckney and Sen. Pierce Butler. They escorted Washington to his cousin’s (Col. William Washington) plantation Sandy Hill for the evening meal and lodgings.

Butler remained with Washington for the entire journey to Savannah (where he owned several plantations). 

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Pierce Butler

 

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