George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 16 July 1795]

16. Breakfasted at Christa.—dined at Elkton & lodgd at Susquehanna. One of my horses overcome with heat.

christa.: GW probably breakfasted at the village of Christiana Bridge (now called Christiana), Del., on the road from Wilmington to Charlestown, Md., rather than at Christina (Christiana) ferry, which crosses the Delaware River at Wilmington.

On this journey GW probably stopped at Havre de Grace on the west bank of the Susquehanna River. The tavern, formerly run by John Rodgers, was at this time under the management of John H. Barney, a brother of the naval hero Capt. Joshua Barney.

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