Monthly Archives: August 2011

The Enemy Began to Land…

Cap John Andre Map 1777 At 6 p.m. on the evening of August 25th, 1777, General George Washington writes to General John Armstrong from Washington’s headquarters in Wilmington,Delaware, “Dear Sir: I have just received information, that the Enemy began to land … Continue reading

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Elkton: “A Good, Sedate, Moral Population.”

“There were many high toned people in Elkton when I lived there…” began the August 14th, 1880 letter to the editor of the Cecil Whig from Judge Thomas Jefferson Sample of Indiana. Most of Judge Sample’s letters refer to historical … Continue reading

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“I Zebulon Hollingsworth of Cecil County….”

Much can be learned from last wills and testaments left behind by their writers. When the owner of what is now Elk Landing, Zebulon Hollingsworth, died in 1763, he left the site to 2 of his sons, Zebulon and Levi. … Continue reading

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