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Annapolis, Maryland

Thomas Jefferson visited Annapolis, Maryland, three times:

  • May 1766. Jefferson was on his way to Philadelphia and New York to inoculate himself from smallpox. He wrote to his friend John Page from Annapolis discussing his trip.1
  • June-August 1775. On this trip, Jefferson was on his way to Philadelphia to attend sessions of the Continental Congress.2
  • November 25, 1783May 11, 1784. Jefferson served as a delegate to Congress during this period. (Annapolis was the U.S. capital from November 1783 to August 1784.)3

Further Sources

  • 1. Jefferson to Page, May 25, 1766, in PTJ, 1:18-20. Transcription available at Founders Online.
  • 2. For Jefferson's expenditures in Annapolis during the summer of 1775, see MB. Transcription available at Founders Online.
  • 3. For Jefferson's expenditures in Annapolis during this period, see MB. Transcriptions for 1783 and 1784 available at Founders Online.
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