Wednesday, December 14, 2016
First president racks-up $300,000 in overdue library fines - May 10, 2010 by Kevin Dayhoff
Our nation’s first president may never have told a lie, but he was not without his faults. http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2010/05/our-nations-first-president-may-not_15.html
First president racks-up $300,000 in overdue library fines. http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2010/05/our-nations-first-president-may-not_15.html
Too funny. Sadly, the links for most of 1,000 stories I wrote in the Carroll Eagle Section, all its predecessors, the Westminster Eagle et al; from the years before The Baltimore Sun purchased the Carroll County Times – are now all dead. Really bums me out.
However, I cross-posted a link to many of the stories on my websites, kevindayhoff.net and kevindayhoff.org …
I was recently reminded of one of my all-time favorite stories of my all-time favorite stories in response to a colleague’s (CAMK) confession on Facebook that she owes the library late-fees. Too funny. Epic… Dec. 14, 2016 / ked. All of you are in good company: First president racks-up $300,000 in overdue library fines. http://kevindayhoff.blogspot.com/2010/05/our-nations-first-president-may-not_15.html
May 10, 2010 by Kevin Dayhoff
The BBC is reporting that archivists in
oldest library have uncovered a surprising borrower with overdue books.
It has been recently revealed that on October 5, 1789, our nation’s first president, George Washington, borrowed two books from what was then the only library in
the New York Society Library.
According to the BBC, on October 5, 1789, a time when
New York City was serving as our nation’s capital, President
Washington borrowed the “Law of Nations,” a dissertation on international
relations, and volume 12 of a collection of transcripts of debate transcripts
House of Commons.
Now this in itself may not be earth-shattering news. However there is a catch. It appears that the books were due a month later but they were never returned.
At the moment, the overdue fines for this lapse, by the president who never told a lie, have grown to $300,000.00 in the ensuing 220 years.
The BBC reports that although the library is willing to excuse the fine from the first president, it does, however, want the books back. “Sadly for fans of 18th-Century political literature, they appear to have vanished,” laments the BBC.
Locally, in Carroll County, the first library did not open until 1863, so that rules-out the opportunity for President Washington to have any overdue library fines in Carroll County.
Furthermore, the Carroll County Public Library is not aware of any president who has any overdue library books, according to Gregor Becker, an information specialist with the local library.
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Our nation's first president may not have told a lie, but he was not without his faults Posted 5/10/10 by Carroll Eagle – Updated Dec. 14, 2016 - the link to the Carroll Eagle is now dead. For a while, the Baltimore Sun picked-up the stories, but alas, all the links are now dead – the link simply takes you to the Baltimore Sun…. It was updated in response to a colleague’s (CAMK) confession on Facebook that she owes the library late-fees. Too funny.
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