From Indignant Protest to Hesitant Revolutionaries:
Maryland State Archives: Documents for the Classroom
Maryland and the American Revolution, 1765-1776
350 Rowe Boulevard,
Annapolis, MD 21401
Vosloh Collection, July 26, 1776. MSA SC 1267. Photograph
of a four dollar bill Maryland Provincial Currency whose imagery portrays
the right of citizens to petition the king. The bill, made by Thomas Sparrow,
an Annapolis silversmith, shows "Liberty" handing a petition to "Britannia"
who is being hampered by an "evil King George" who is setting fire to a
harbor which some scholars think represents Annapolis.
To examine the context and the process by which the Maryland colonists
moved from the rhetoric of resistance to the reality of armed revolt against
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 Dr. R. J. Rockefeller, Lynne MacAdam
and other members of the Archives staff. MSA SC 2221-02. Publication no.
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