For the next two months, I will be in Chestertown on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, as part of the Hodson Trust-John Carter Brown Fellowship.  The deal involves living in a 1730s-era home (restored, of course), access to the resources of Washington College, a stipend, and . . . finishing my book on the Western conspiracy of Aaron Burr. 

Even the Chestertown Spy ran a story on it.  They know news!

It’s a terrific opportunity, after the fellowship supported two months this winter at the John Carter Brown Library in Providence.  I’m hoping to have some time for (relatively flat) Eastern Shore cycling, and also hope some friends happen by.

As for finishing the book, this significantly scales back on the available alibis if I don’t make my delivery deadline in September.  Think positive thoughts. 

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