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Line 12 - GW, who had traveled from Philadelphia to Mount Vernon in early September 1795, left his estate on his return to the capital on 12 October. GW did not arrive in that city until 20 Oct., "Owing to the bad weather, and the sickness on the road of both Washington [George Washington Parke Custis] and one of the Postilions (Joe)". See Diaries, 6:211, 213 [Rotunda | Founders Online] [Rotunda | Founders Online]; see also GW to William Pearce, 19 Oct. 1795, in Papers, Presidential Series, 19:59-60.
Line 17 - In a letter dated 7 Nov. 1795 at New York, a Mrs. R. de Segur wrote GW about her difficulties supporting her six children, and asked the President for financial assistance. She began her appeal by claiming that she had lost her fortune in Saint-Domingue and that her remaining "Small piece of land" was insufficient to support her and her family. Mrs. Segur added: "i am now out of the power to furnish any more bread to my children and . . . i can no more give them cloths." On 16 Nov., GW asked Alexander Hamilton to forward to Mrs. Segur, after investigating the truthfulness of her "narrative," the "pittance" that GW had enclosed to her in a letter. The "pittance" that GW sent was clearly the $50 shown in the transaction here. See Mrs Segur to GW, 7 Nov. 1795 [Print (Presidential Series, Volume 19, pages126-28)]; see also GW to Alexander Hamilton, 16 Nov. 1795 [Print (Presidential Series, Volume 19, page 155)].