Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

George Washington, library book thief


George Washington, library scofflaw?

New York City’s oldest library says one of its ledgers shows that the president has racked up 220 years’ worth of late fees on two books he borrowed, but never returned.

One of the books was the “Law of Nations,” which deals with international relations. The other was a volume of debates from Britain’s House of Commons.

Both books were due on Nov. 2, 1789.

Washington, who told his dad the truth about cutting down the cherry tree? That George Washington?

The library is not looking to collect the fines, but they would like the books back. If they don’t get the books back, they will assign the case to… the library detective.

Ht: Owen Robinson
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