George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 11 May 1787]

Friday 11th. Set off before breakfast. Rid 12 miles to Skirretts for it. Baited there and proceeded without halting (weather threatning) to the Ferry at Havre de gras where I dined but could not cross the wind being turbulent & squally. Lodged here.

skirretts: Skerrett’s tavern, at the head of the Bird River in Baltimore County, went through many changes of owners and names. It was probably the “Cheyns’s” tavern GW recorded having breakfast at on 7 May 1775.

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