George Washington Owes $300K to the Library?

Yep.  Old George checked out a couple of books from the New York Society Library in 1789 and never brought them back.  The resulting fees total over $300,000:

On Oct. 5, Washington took out “Law of Nations” and Vol. 12 of the “Commons Debates,” reports the New York Daily News. The loan was carefully noted on a ledger, but the return was never marked. Both tomes were due to be returned by Nov. 2, 1789.

Read more HERE.


1 Comment

  1. Anna said,

    April 18, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    “We’re not actively pursuing the overdue fines” ROFL

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