George Washington Visits Wilmington PDF Print Email
Written by Ms. Kendall C. Rogers   
Monday, October 09, 2017 09:21 AM

The North Carolina Dames held a copy of George Washington's journal. George Washington visited Wilmington in 1791.

He visited many gentlemen of the town and was welcomed with open arms. Washington talks of Wilmington in his diary saying that the houses were good and compact but all had sand underneath them.

He mentions Wilmington’s exports consisting of “Naval Stores and Lumber—some Tobacco, Corn, Rice & flax seed with Porke”. He talks about the Mud Banks and the Cape Fear river. He also mentions the hospitality of the people of Wilmington. 


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