George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 26 September 1773]

26. I set of for Annapolis Races. Dined at Rollins’s & got into Annapolis between five & Six Oclock. Spent the Evening & lodged at the Governors.

Most of the Rollins (Rawlins, Rawlings) families of Maryland lived in the South River and West River neighborhoods of Anne Arundel County, Md. For their presence on GW’s probable route, see COLLES description begins Christopher Colles. A Survey of the Roads of the United States of America, 1789. Edited by Walter W. Ristow. Cambridge, Mass., 1961. description ends , 178, 180. One old Rawlins house, which served as a tavern for much of the colonial period, was owned by Ann Gassaway Rawlins and inherited by her son Gassaway Rawlins, who owned it until 1810 (RICHARDSON [1] description begins William E. Richardson. “Colonial Homes in West River Hundred.” Records of the Columbia Historical Society 44–45 (1944): 103–25. description ends , 115–16).

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