1. Port of Entry Books, 1745-1775, MdHS. The Entry Books contain both outward and inward entries for the ports of Patuxent, Annapolis, North Potomac, Oxford, and Pocomoke, but only those for Annapolis contain entries for 1775. The Annapolis books, include entries for the port of Chester, on the Eastern Shore, across the Chesapeake from Annapolis, and which was handled by a deputy naval officer. The entries are detailed and include the above information as well as the place where the vessel was built, by whom owned, and where last registered. The first inward entry, covering the period involved, will be found under date of December 29, 1774. The complete list of clearances for Europe and the West Indies will be found in Appendix A.