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[Diary entry: 10 March 1797]

10. Dined & lodged at Elkton. Tolerably pleasant all day.

“At Elkton . . . Hollingsworth’s is a quiet orderly Tavern, with good beds, and well in other respects” (GW to Elizabeth Willing Powel, 26 Mar. 1797, ViMtvL). “We encountered no adventures of any kind, & saw nothing uncommon, except the light Horse of Delaware, & Maryland, who insisted upon attending us through their states” (Eleanor Parke Custis to Elizabeth Bordley, 18 Mar. 1797, ViMtvL).

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