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MARYLAND.

GENERAL GEOGRAPHY

CHAPTER I.

NAME—SITUATION—BOUNDARY—EXTENT—
POPULATION.

Name.—CRESCENTIA, was the name Lord
Baltimore intended to have given to the Terri-
tory granted him by King Charles I. but upon
presenting the patent for the royal signature, by-
way of compliment, the king was asked to name
the new province; whereupon, he had the blanks
left for the purpose, filled with Terra Maria, or
MARYLAND, in honor of his wife Henrietta Ma-
ria, daughter of Henry the Great,King of France
and Navarre. Previous to this grant it was con-
sidered as part of Virginia.

Situation.—The State of Maryland is situa-
ted between 38° and 39° 44' North latitude, and
75° 10' and 79° 20' West longitude from Green-
wich.

Boundary.—It is bounded on the north by
Pennsylvania and Delaware—on the west,
south-west and south by Virginia—on the east


 

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