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The Maryland Press, 1777-1790 by Joseph Towne Wheeler.
Volume 438, Page 206   View pdf image (33K)
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A History of the Maryland Press, 1777-1790
549. [WILLIAMS, OTHO HOLLAND.] Congress. | The Residence Law of Congress, and the late visit
of our illustrious Presi- | dent, encourage the Citizens of Washington County to hope that the Seat
of | the Federal Government will be located therein ... [signed] An Inhabitant. 1 October 26,1790, |
Form of Subscription. |... [Hagers-Town?: Printed by Stewart Herbert, 1790.]
Sm. Folio broadside.
Leaf measures: 91/4 x 71/4 inches.
Williams wanted the national capital to be located at Williamsport on the Potomac and wrote Washington to that
effect on November 1, 1790, enclosing a map of the town named for him.
Not in Evans.
550. Table of Rates. | ... The above Rates to commence from the first of April next, and be
charged to | Travellers and Townsmen, if they bespeak a Bed—Agreed on by Messrs. Grant,
| M'Candless, and Stenson. | ... Baltimore, March 30, 1779. | [ornamental rule] | Baltimore:
Printed by M. K. Goddard.
Folio broadside.
Leaf measures: 11 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches.
Contains the prices agreed on by three of the leading Baltimore inn keepers. Lodgings were 7s 6d; a meal cost £1 103;
a bale of hay for the horse was 153; and wine ranged from £4 xos for a bottle of Madeira to 155 for a pint of toddy. David
Grant was proprietor of the Indian Queen at this time. Later he built the famous Fountain Inn which was the best inn in
Baltimore for many years. William Stenson opened a coffee-house in 1778 and in 1784 advertised wine and groceries for
sale (see No. 338).
The only known copy of this broadside was sent to Rev. Mr. Rowland at Windsor, Connecticut, probably soon after
it was printed. He used it as a fly leaf in rebinding his copy of William Gouge's Whole Armour of God (1618). This volume
together with a large collection of eighteenth century religious tracts was handed down through three generations of
ministers. When Dr. Henry Augustus Rowland, the son of the last of this line of Connecticut ministers, turned from
theology to physics, the library was relegated to the basement of his home where it has remained until recently.
Not in Evans.
Henry A. Rowland collection.

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The Maryland Press, 1777-1790 by Joseph Towne Wheeler.
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