Monocacy River (Md.)

On 5 Aug. 1785, GW spent 6 shillings at a "Tavern at Monocasy" (Ledger B, 204). "Monocasy" likely refers to the Monocacy River, since GW's diary for 5 Aug. 1785 indicates that he "Dined at a Dutch mans 2 Miles above the Mo[uth] of Monocasy" (Diaries, 4:173-74). The Monocacy River flows southward from the vicinity of Frederick, Md., to the Potomac River. The "Tavern" where GW stopped may have been the inn situated on the road between the Potomac River and Frederick, Md., which was kept by Leonhard Heil in 1780.




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