WASHINGTON (WPIX/AP)—New York City's oldest library produced a document that shows a former president has racked up 200 years worth of late fees on two books he borrowed, but never returned.
Presumably, George Washington checked out the "Law of Nations," which deals with international relations, as well as 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 said the institution isn't actively seeking payment of the fines, but of course, they would love to get the books back.
Documents at the Upper East Side library also show the same books were checked out by the nation's other founding fathers, including Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr and John Jay.
The entry doesn't address Washington by name -- it just lists the borrower as "president."