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Constitutional Convention, 1776
From 1774 to 1776, Maryland was governed by nine provincial conventions. On July 3, 1776, the Eighth Convention resolved that a new constitution be elected to form a new government "by the authority of the people only."
Delegates to the Ninth Convention, known now as the Constitutional Convention of 1776, were elected by propertied freemen on August 1, 1776. This Ninth Convention, which framed Maryland's first state constitution, assembled at Annapolis on August 14, 1776, and adjourned November 11, 1776.
Records from the Conventions of 1774-1776 are available on the Archives of Maryland Online.
Matthew Tilghman, Chairman
Gabriel Duvall, Clerk
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Robert Townshend Hooe
Henry Wilson, Jr.
George Day Scott
 For further details concerning this convention, see A Biographical Dictionary of the Maryland Legislature, 1635-1789, vol. 1: A-H.
Source: Edward C. Papenfuse, et al., The Archives of Maryland, new series, An Historical List of Public Officials of Maryland, Vol. I. (Annapolis, MD: Maryland State Archives, 1990).
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