George Washington Papers

[Diary entry: 9 August 1795]

9. Breakfasted at Hartford dined at Susquehanna and lodged at Charles town.

On this day GW probably stopped at John H. Barney’s tavern on the west bank of the Susquehanna River. On 17 Aug., GW’s cash memorandum notes “By a Bank bill of five dollars, sent Mr. Barney of Havre de grace, out of wch. to rec[eiv]e the ferriage I forgot to pay when I crossed on my last journey from Virga. the bal[anc]e to be returned to me—or paid when I call there again. Note, this Bill was returned in a letter from Mr. Barney informing me that I had paid the ferriage” (29 Sept. 1794–17 Aug. 1797, RPJCB).

Index Entries