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.
Ink on paper
100 State Circle, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401
MSA SC 5664-1-2
Maryland State House