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George Washington’s Library Fines

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Apparently, an old ledger from the New York Society Library shows that George Washington checked out two books in October, 1789–one on international law and another that included transcripts of debates that took place in the British House of Commons. Neither book was returned.

If the allegations are true, this would mean that that, setting aside the value of the items themselves, and adjusting for inflation, Washington currently owes about $100,000 in late fees.

An excellent piece of book/U.S. presidential trivia, just for fun.

Via Boing Boing.

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Written by Emily Jane

April 25, 2010 at 10:56 pm

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