Saturday Dec. 14. 1799

This day being marked by an event which will be memorable in the History of America, and perhaps of the world, I shall give a particular statement of it, to which I was an eye witness.

The Last illness and Death of General Washington.

On Thursday Dec. 12th the General rode out to his farms about ten o’clock, and did not return home till past three. Soon after he went out the weather became very bad, rain, hail and snow falling alternately with a cold wind. When he came in, I carried