George Washington Diary Page – April 2, 1788

Freedom's SteelBelow is a slightly cleaned-up version, for easier reading, of the archival copy of the April 2, 1788 page from George Washington’s diary. The original can be found on the Library of Congress web site.

Wood from the last of these 13 horse chestnut trees planted by George Washington in 1788, as noted on this diary page, was used in the handle of Freedom’s Steel, a Knife Rights’ Custom Collaboration Knife Supporting NRA-ILA and the Second Amendment.

The last entry on the page reads: “Transplanted from a box in the garden, thirteen plants of horse chestnut into the shrubberies by the garden walls.”

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George Washington Diary Page - April 2, 1788