Robert Wright (1752-1826)

Born in Queen Anne's County - 1752, Captain in the Revolutionary War, served in the State Assembly, elected to the United States Senate in 1801, served as Governor of Maryland from 1806 to 1809, elected to the United States Congress, and served as Judge of Maryland Court of Appeals.

Location:
119 S Commerce St Centreville, MD 21617

Letter from Mary (Molly) Ridout to Anne Tasker Ogle

Date:
January 16, 1784
Creator:
Ridout, Mary
Description (physical):

Ink on paper

Location:
100 State Circle,Maryland,Annapolis,21401
Identifier:
MSA SC 358-1-2
Institution:
Maryland State House
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Letter from James McHenry to Margaret (Peggy) Caldwell

Date:
December 23, 1783
Creator:
McHenry, James (1753-1816)

A three-page letter from James McHenry to his future wife, Margaret (Peggy) Caldwell, describing George Washington's resignation of his commission of commander in chief of the Continental Army on December 23, 1783. McHenry was one of Maryland's delegates to the Continental Congress, and was a member of the Congressional protocol committee which oversaw the resignation.

Description (physical):

Ink on paper

Location:
100 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401
Identifier:
MSA SC 5664-1-2
Institution:
Maryland State House

George Washington's Resignation Speech

Date:
December 23, 1783
Creator:
George Washington (1732-1799)

George Washington's final draft of his resignation speech that he gave in the Old Senate Chamber of the Maryland State House on December 23, 1783. In response to instructions from Congress that he was expected to make formal remarks, Washington wrote this speech while he was in Annapolis. Upon resigning his commission as commander in chief of the Continental Army, Washington rode home to Mount Vernon to be home for Christmas. The annotations on this two-page document were all made by George Washington. Read more »

Description (physical):

Ink on paper

Location:
100 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401
Identifier:
MSA SC 5664-1-1
Institution:
Maryland State House

The March To Valley Forge, December 16, 1777

Date:
1883
Creator:
William Brooke Thomas Trego (1859-1909)

One of the most iconic commemorative works on the American Revolution, William Trego's March to Valley Forge was painted in Philadelphia and exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1883. Trego's inspiration was a passage from Washington Irving's Life of Washington: "Sad and dreary was the march to Valley Forge, uncheered by the recollection of any recent triumph. Read more »

Description (physical):

Oil on canvas. L: 78", H: 38". 

Identifier:
2003.00.0415

Model 1763/66 French Pistol

Date:
C. 1763-1766

Brass mounted pistol with a US surcharge on the tail of the lock plate. Has an iron belt hook. Large numbers of this pattern were imported during the American War for Independence for cavalry and naval use.

Description (physical):

Material: iron, wood, brass, steel.

Identifier:
2007.00.0144

British Commercial Pattern Musket With Brass Mounts

Creator:
Richard Wilson

Marked "NEW JERSEY" on butt plate, "WILSON" on lock, and "LONDON" on top of barrel. "S/3" (S over 3) marked on wrist plate.  Produced by Richard Wilson of London.  Possibly from arms acquired by the Colony of New Jersey in 1757. Similar examples have been found with New Jersey and New York markings. 

Description (physical):

L: 61", Barrel length: 45.125", Bore: 0.75".

Identifier:
2007.00.0113

The Battle Of Paoli

Watercolor painting (gouache on paper) with nighttime battle scene. The Battle of Paoli/The Paoli Massacre occurred on 20 September 1777 when troops under Major General Charles Grey (40th and 50th) attacked Major General Anthony Wayne's encampment of Pennsylvania Continental Division and Smallwood's Maryland Militia.
 

Description (physical):

Watercolor painting

Identifier:
2003.00.0495

Wooden Canteen

Date:
C. 1770s

Wooden canteen, carved initials "IP", branded "IG" and "USTATES."

Description (physical):

Material: wood, leather and iron. L: 3.5", W: 7.25". 

Identifier:
2003.00.0033

Miniature Oil Painting On Ivory Of Col. Isaac Sidman In Gold Locket Under Glass

Creator:
Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827)

Attributed to Charles Willson Peale

Description (physical):

L: 2", W: 1.25".

Identifier:
2003.00.0174