Western Maryland Newspaper Abstracts, Volume 1: 1786-1798 - F. Edward Wright. This compilation of items was abstracted from microfilm copies of available newspapers of Frederick (Frederick-Town) and Hagerstown (Elizabeth-Town) held at the Maryland Historical Society. Numerous items relate to persons in the surrounding counties of Maryland, and the bordering states of Virginia and Pennsylvania. Vital records; legal announcements; property sales; runaway wives, apprentices, and slaves; lists of letters left at the post office; and local events are preserved on these pages. In addition to dates and places, genealogists will acquire a sense of the lives and times of persons who lived in this region during this period. A full-name index adds to the value of this work. (1985, 2005), 2016, 5½x8½, paper, index, 130 pp.