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1730. Beginning of settlement of Western Maryland by German im-

1730. Baltimore City laid out.

1755. General Braddock's expedition starts from Maryland.

1756. Fort Frederick built to protect frontier from Indians.

1763. Mason and Dixon's line survey began.

1764. The log meeting house, called Strawbridge Methodist Chapel,
built in Frederick county, the first Methodist Church in

1765. March 22—Passage of Stamp Act.

1766. March 18—Repeal of Stamp Act.

1767. May 13—Duty imposed on tea.
1769. June 22—Maryland Conventions met.
1772. The second State House was torn down, and the foundation of
the present State House was laid by Governor Robert Eden.
The dome was added after the Revolution.
1774. The present State House completed.

1774. October 19—Burning of the "Peggy Stewart."

1775. July 26—Formation of "Association of Freemen."

1776. July 3—Maryland declared her independence.

1776. November 10-—First State Constitution adopted.

1777. March 21—Thomas Johnson, first State Governor, inaugurated.

1781. March 1—Maryland entered the Conferedation.

1782. Washington College, Chestertown, incorporated.
1783, November 26—Continental Congress met in Annapolis.

1783. December 23—Washington resigned his military commission to
Congress in old Senate Chamber of Capitol, Annapolis.

1784. Saint John's College, Annapolis, chartered.
1784. January 14—Treaty of Peace with Great Britain ratified.
1784. Christmas conference of Methodist in Lovely Lane, Baltimore.
Francis Ashbury and Thomas Cole made the first Bishops.

1784. Cokesbury College, the first Methodist institution for higher
education in the world, opened at Abingdon, Harford

1785. December 11—First steamboat in the United States, invented
by James Rumsey, made trial trip on Potomac river, near

1786, September 11—Convention of six States to inaugurate move-
ment for a percursor of the Federal Constitutional Conven-
tion met in Annapolis.

1786. The Pope appointed Rev. John Carroll Apostolic Vicar, after-
wards Bishop of Baltimore. He became later the first
Archbishop of the United States.

1788 April 28—Maryland ratified Federal Constitution.

1791. Maryland ceded the District of Columbia to the United States.

1792. September—Rev, Thomas John Claggett consecrated the first

Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church in Maryland.
1796. Baltimore City incorporated.
1810. Property qualification for Electors abolished,
1814. September 12—Battle of North Point,

1814. September 13—Bombardment of Fort McHenry, during which
Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner."

1824. Religious tests for office removed.

1825. Jewish disabilities removed.


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