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MSA SC 2221-4-1 The Magna Carta (1215) & the Petition of Right as sources for a written constitution. Maryland Gazette, October 3, 1765, MSA SC 2311; four dollar bill issued July 26, 1775. Vosloh Collection. MSA SC 1267; September 2, 1987. Baltimore Sun. Article on the Magna Carta.
MSA SC 2221-4-2 June 1776. Maryland Gazette. Articles including instructions to the Anne Arundel County delegation to the Constitutional Convention (Ninth Convention) concerning drafting a Constitution for Maryland and two articles by AN AMERICAN. The text from Peter Force, American Archives, Vol. VI, Washington, DC, March 1846. The original Gazette is in SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Maryland State Law Library Collection of the Maryland Gazette) MSA SC 2311-1-15.
MSA SC 2221-4-3 Declaration and Charter of Rights, first draft. MSA SCM 3145. Original owned by the Pennsylvania Historical Society.
MSA SC 2221-4-4 Thursday, October 10, 1776. Proceedings of the Ninth Convention. Proceedings of the Conventions of the Province of Maryland ... . Baltimore: James Lucas & E. K. Deaver, 1836:274-75.
MSA SC 2221-4-5 n.d. MARYLAND STATE PAPERS (Red Books) Minutes of the Committee of the Whole. MSA S 989-2-34.
MSA SC 2221-4-6 30 August 1776. Charles Carroll of Carrollton to Charles Carroll of Annapolis. Taken from the guide to an exhibit A Priceless Legacy: Charles Carroll of Carrolltonís Papers and the History of Maryland. Annapolis: Maryland State Archives, 1991. MSA SCM 4194. Original owned by the Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD.
MSA SC 2221-4-7 Constitution of Maryland, first draft. MSA SCM 3145. Original owned by the Pennsylvania Historical Society.
MSA SC 2221-4-8 1776. Declaration of Rights and Constitution of Maryland, as adopted by the 9th Convention, August-November, 1776. Text taken from Hansonís Laws of Maryland, 1787.
MSA SC 2221-4-9 July 1, 1783. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (The Sarah D. Griffin, Clyde Griffen, & Margaret Thibault Collection of Goldsborough Family Papers). Letter from James McHenry, Maryland Delegate to Congress, to Congressman, later Governor, John Henry. MSA SC 2085-2-2-3.
MSA SC 2221-4-10 1788. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (BiCon Graphics Collection). Handbill, Anne Arundel County, calling for a Bill of Rights. MSA SC 1796-A-152. Original owned by the Library of Congress.
MSA SC 2221-4-11 April 20, 1788. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Frederick County Public Library Collection). George Washington to Thomas Johnson. MSA SC 2481. Original owned by the C. Burr Artz Public Library, Frederick, MD.
MSA SC 2221-4-12 ca. May 1, 1788. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Mrs. T. Rowland Thomas Collection). Minority Report of the Annapolis Convention called to ratify the U.S. Constitution, published as a broadside. MSA SC 176-443.
MSA SC 2221-4-13 April 29, 1788. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Marylandís Ratification of the Federal Constitution Collection). Memorandum by W[illiam] T[ilghman].†MSA SC 1592-12.
MSA SC 2221-4-14 GOVERNOR AND COUNCIL (U.S. Bill of Rights) 1791. Marylandís official notice and text of the proposed twelve amendments to the Constitution of which ten were ratified by the states. Signed by Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson. MSA S 1170.
MSA SC 2221-4-15 September 1789. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Maryland State Law Library Collection of the Maryland Gazette). Delegate John Francis Mercerís reaction to the Constitution as ratified and without amendments. MSA SC 2311-1-41.
MSA SC 2221-4-16 Friday, May 16, 1788. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS (Enoch Pratt Free Library Newspaper Collection). Articles by "Othello" and "A Republican" in the Maryland Journal and Baltimore Advertiser. MSA SC 2223.
MSA SC 2221-4-17 June 12, 1789. MARYLAND STATE PAPERS (Revolutionary Papers). Maryland Congressman Benjamin Contee to Governor John Eager Howard, discussing the Bill of Rights then before Congress. MSA S 997-18-16.
MSA SC 2221-4-18 Constitutional Revision Study Commission. Constitutional Revision Study Documents of the Constitutional Convention Commission of Maryland. Annapolis, MD: State of Maryland, 1968.
MSA SC 2221-4-19 1826. GENERAL ASSEMBLY (Laws, Original). An Act for the Relief of the Jews in Maryland. MSA S 966-182.
MSA SC 2221-4-20 1822-1833. BALTIMORE COUNTY COURT (Plats) Plat of Fells Point from Barron v. Baltimore. MSA C 2042-168 MdHR 19,957-244.
MSA SC 2221-4-21 Barron v. Baltimore, 7 Peters 1833, pp. 243-251. Courtesy of the Maryland State Law Library.
MSA SC 2221-4-22 Frese, Diane, ed. Maryland Manual 1995-1996, Annapolis, MD: Maryland State Archives, 1996.
The Documents for the Classroom series of the Maryland State Archives was designed and developed by Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse and Dr. M. Mercer Neale and was prepared with the assistance of R. J. Rockefeller, Lynne MacAdam and other members of the Archives staff. MSA SC 2221-04. Publication no. 3918. © 1993 Maryland State Archives.
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