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The E-Sylum: Volume 13, Number 16, April 18, 2010, Article 29

GEORGE WASHINGTON RACKS UP LIBRARY LATE FEES

Dave Bowers forwarded this report from the AP news wires this week. -Editor

If George Washington were alive today, he might face a hefty overdue library fine.

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.

New York Society Library head librarian Mark Bartlett says the institution isn't seeking payment of the fines, but would love to get the books back.

To read the complete article, see: George Washington racks up late fees at NY library (www.wtop.com/?nid=456&sid=1936575)

Wayne Homren, Editor

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