Annals of Annapolis


Comprising Sundry Notices of That Old City from the Period of the First Settlements in its Vicinity in the Year 1649, until the War of 1812: Together with Various Incidents in the History of Maryland Derived from Early Records, Public Documents, and Other Sources: With an Appendix, Containing a Number of Letters from General Washington and Other Distinguished Persons, Which Letters Have Never Been Published Before

This fascinating historical journey begins in 1632; preceding the settlement in 1633 of the city originally known as Providence. This chronological account continues to the War of 1812, followed by a description of Annapolis and its more prominent public building, including the Naval Academy and St. John's College. Puritan settlers, conflict with Indians, disputes with England, churches, military organizations, General Washington's arrival, and much more are discussed. "In those periods where nothing immediately connected with Annapolis was found, incidents in relation to the history of the Province and State of Maryland, have been introduced." The Appendix contains an abundance of letters from notable figures such as General George Washington, Governor Lee, John Hancock, and others.

David Ridgely

(1841), 2009, 5½x8½, paper, 290 pp.

ISBN: 9780788447488