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Berkeley Springs

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ARCHIVE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON'S WRITINGS ON BERKELEY SPRINGS & VICINITY: 1791

8/91....George Augustine Washington visits Berkeley Springs.

He was ill. Stayed at least a month. His wife wrote to Martha Washington on 8/25:

".....the Major was getting better." (papers of Martha Washington)

George Washington mentioned his nephew's unexpected indisposition and stay at Bath instead of overseeing Mt. Vernon in several letters explaining why Washington had to go back to Mt. Vernon before meeting of Congress. (G.A.W. died in 1793)

Although there is no indication in Washington's papers that he had visited the springs since 1784, he never sold his land in the area and for some reason -- perhaps a notion that he might visit again -- his concern about the property is stimulated.