GW’s account book – “Revolutionary War Accounts, Vouchers, and Receipted Accounts 3, 1784″ (manuscript available online at the Library of Congress) – records his expenses to and from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was traveling to attend a meeting of the Society of Cincinnati, a patriotic organization established in 1783. GW brought three servants and five horses on this trip and the group stopped at several taverns for food and lodging. The visualization below maps out GW’s route to Philadelphia and his return to Mount Vernon, and it includes a transcription of the overall expense pages from the account book. The book also provides receipts for the various locations he stopped at, detailing what he bought. However, they are not displayed here.
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