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Charter of Maryland
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Conventions of 1774-1776 - Brief description and history
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1774, Jun. 22-1774, Jun. 25
1st Convention
Proceedings
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1774, Nov. 21-1774, Nov. 25
2nd Convention
Proceedings
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1774, Dec. 8-1774, Dec. 12
3rd Convention
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1775, Apr. 24-1775, May 3
4th Convention
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1775, July 26-1775, Aug. 14
5th Convention
Journal
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1775, Dec. 7-1776, Jan. 18
6th Convention
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1776, May 8-1776, May 25
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1776, Jun. 21-1776, Jul. 6
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1776, Aug. 14-1776, Nov. 11
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     The Declaration and Charter of Rights.  [Annapolis:  Printed by Frederick
     Green, 1776.]  [John Dickinson's copy].  Source:  Historical Society of 
     Pennsylvania, 2 p.  Wroth, 374. 

     The Constitution and Form of Government Proposed for the
     Consideration of the Delegates of Maryland.  [Annapolis:  Printed by
     Frederick Green, 1776.]  [John Dickinson's copy]  Source:  Historical Society
     of Pennsylvania, 10 p.  Wroth, 373. 

     The Declaration of Rights, and the Constitution and Form of Government,
     Established by the Convention of Maryland, Held at the City of Annapolis,
     on Wednesday the 14th o[f] August, anno domini 1776.  Annapolis:  Printed
     by Frederick Green.  [1776.]  Source:  Historical Society of Pennsylvania
     Library.  Evans 43060, Wroth, 376.

     A Declaration of Rights, and the Constitution and Form of Government,
     Agreed to by the Delegates of Maryland, in free and full
     Convention assembled.  Annapolis:  Printed by Frederick Green.  [1776.]
     Source:  Library of Congress.  Evans 14836, Wroth, 375.

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The Constitution and Form of Government, as Proposed to be Amended by
a Committee Appointed by the House of Delegates at the Last Session
Annapolis:  Printed by Frederick Green, [1792.]
Volume 416  
Archives of Maryland, Constitutional Records Conventions of 1774-1776
Constitutional Convention of 1850
Constitutional Convention of 1864
Constitutional Convention of 1867
Constitutional Convention of 1967-1968
Constitutional Amendments
Current Maryland Constitution


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