George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 15 April 1773]

15. Dined at Colo. Sharpes and returnd to Annapolis. Supd & Lodgd at the Governors.

Horatio Sharpe (1718–1790), former governor of Maryland, had retired in 1769 to his summer home on the Whitehall River in Anne Arundel County, seven miles from Annapolis. Sharpe had been governor during the French and Indian War and had been active in strengthening the frontier forts. He had been replaced in 1769 by Robert Eden, brother-in-law of the proprietor of Maryland.

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