Stairwell Room:
The Treaty of Paris at Annapolis Wall

William Paca Proclamation

Maryland Gazette, January 22, 1784
Medium: Ink on paper

The United States of America, Confirmed by Treaty 1783 

Governor William Paca Proclaims the Peace

After ratifying the Treaty of Paris, Congress directed that each state inform its people that the war was over and peace was at hand. Six days later, Governor William Paca issued a proclamation to the people of Maryland and asked that "all the good citizens of this state...observe, and carry into effect" the tTreaty's requirements - to properly live as citizens of the new republic.



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James Madison
Marquis de Lafayette
Thomas Jefferson
Sketch of the Maryland State House
The United States of America, Confirmed by Treaty 1783
Peace Commissioners

Key Documents on the Wall

Willianm Paca Proclamation
Announcing the Peace
Treaty of Paris

Exhibits in the Stairwell Room

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