The author tells the tale of Courtney Abbott, daughter of Henry Abbott of Pasquotank County, friend of George Washington. Courtney was taken to Philadelphia to visit the government and on the occasion of her 16th birthday, attended a Ball given by President George Washington and wife. The President presented her a birthday gift of a gold ring with a bloodstone. Courtney later married Abner Williams and settled in Elizabeth City, NC. The author also gives the gravestone records of the Courtney and Abner Williams family.