Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Home of Elisha Cullen Dick
(Born 1750 - Died 1825)
Erected by The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce.
Location. 38° 48.203′ N, 77° 2.533′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is on Prince Street west of South Lee Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 Prince Street, Alexandria VA 22314, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fairfax House (within shouting distance of this marker); Green & Brother Furniture (within shouting distance of this marker); Residence of General William Brown, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Gazette House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 115 Prince Street (about 300 feet away); Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary (about 300 feet away); Home of George Gilpin 1740-1813 (about 400 feet away); Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
Also see . . . Elisha C. Dick. (Submitted on February 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
1. Dinner Invitation
Dr. Dick sent this rhyming dinner invitation to Philip Wanton at 216 Prince Street:
Come up with us and take pot luck,
Of whitebacks we have got a pair
So plump, so round, so fat, & fair
A London Alderman would fight
Through pies and tarts to get one bite.
Moreover, we have beef or pork
That you may use your knife and fork.
Come up precisely at two o’clock
The door shall open at your knock.
The day tho’ wet, the streets tho’ muddy
To keep out the cold we’ll have some toddy.
And if, perchance, you should get sick,
You’ll have at hand
Yours E. C. Dick
— Submitted February 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Politics •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 14, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.