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

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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Washington Resigning His Commission. Signed and dated, lower right: Edwin White/1859

Date:
1859
Creator:
White, Edwin (1817-1877)
Description (physical):

oil on canvas 168 x 92 (sight), 119 H x 180 W (frame)

Location:
100 State Circle,Maryland,Annapolis,21401
Identifier:
MSA SC 1545-1-1112
Institution:
Maryland State House
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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

John Shaw flag, reproduction

Date:
2009
Creator:
CRW Flags
Description (physical):

Polyester 23' x 9'

Location:
100 State Circle,Maryland,Annapolis,21401
Identifier:
MSA SC 1545-1-3348
Institution:
Maryland State House
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Hanson, John (1721-1783)

Date:
1905
Creator:
Brooks, Richard (1865-1919)
Description (physical):

bronze H: 25 W: 11 D: 9

Location:
100 State Circle,Maryland,Annapolis,21401
Identifier:
MSA SC 1545-1-0757
Institution:
Maryland State House
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Carroll, Charles of Carrollton (1737-1832)

Date:
1905
Creator:
Brooks, Richard (1865-1919)
Description (physical):

bronze H: 25 W: 9 3/4 D: 9

Location:
100 State Circle,Maryland,Annapolis,21401
Identifier:
MSA SC 1545-1-0758
Institution:
Maryland State House
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