TODAY IN HISTORY
Dec. 4, 1783
Gen. George Washington bade farewell to his Continental Army officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York.
ALSO ON THIS DATE
A group of settlers from Bristol, England, arrived at Berkeley Hundred in present-day Charles City County, Virginia, where they held a service thanking God for their safe arrival.
The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, also known as The Grange, was founded in Washington, D.C., to promote the interests of farmers.
William Marcy Tweed, the “Boss” of New York City’s Tammany Hall political organization, escaped from jail and fled the country.