$300,000 Late Book Fee Absolved

by thiszine

According to the NY Daily News, an inflation-adjusted $300,000 late book fee accrued by George Washington was absolved when a replica of the book, The Law of Nations was returned to the New York Society Library 221 years overdue. Mr. Washington was not available for comment, though his estate acknowledged that he “did not do his public duty” by failing to return the book promptly.

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