Wednesday 28 June 2017

Washington's overdue library books

George Washington racked up 220 years of late fees on two library books he borrowed
George Washington racked up 220 years of late fees on two library books he borrowed

If George Washington were alive today, he might face a hefty fine for the late return of library books.

Officials at New York Society Library said one of its ledgers shows that the president racked up 220 years 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. They were both due back on November 2, 1789.

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