Archives of Maryland: Documents for the Classroom
In honor of Opening Day 2000, we asked the Maryland State Archives to provide us with a retrospective view of what our precedessors were doing in the first year of the last three centuries of the legislature's service to the citizens of Maryland.
The following documents include newspapers and introductions to the historical proceedings of the Legislature which the Archives is in the process of bringing on line at its website: http://archivesofmaryland.net.
May our proceedings this year be more productive than any in our history and may we launch the new millennium in a spirit of cooperation befitting an institution with such a long and commendable record of accomplishment.
Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr., President of the Senate
Casper R. Taylor, Jr., Speaker of the House
Sparrow Seal. This seal first appeared in 1765 on the title page of the Reverend Thomas Bacon's compilation of the Laws of Maryland, and until 1793 it ornamented printed editions of the session laws of the Assembly. Carved on a wood block by Thomas Sparrow, ward and employee of the Annapolis printer, Jonas Green, the Sparrow seal bears the Latin motto "Crescite et Multiplicamini," which means "Increase and Multiply."
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 Lynne MacAdam, R.J. Rockefeller and other members of the Archives' staff. MSA SC 2221-27. Publication no. 2078.
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