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The Catholic and the Puritan Settler of
Maryland.

AN ADDF(E)$$



Delivered on Invitation of the Maryland Legislature, in

the Hall of the House of Delegates, March 5,

I894, at the Celebration of the

Bi=Centennial of the



REMOVAL OF THE STATE CAPITAL



St. Mary's to Annapolis,



By ALFRED PEARCE DENNIS, A. M.

Instructor In History, Princeton College.







BALTIMORE :
Printed by King Brothers.
1894.



The Catholic and the Puritan Settler of
Maryland.

AN ADDF^E)^$



Delivered on Invitation of the Maryland Legislature, in^

the Hall of the House of Delegates, March 5,

1 894, at the Celebration of the

Bi^Centennial of the



REMOVAL OF THE STATE CAPITAL



St. Mary's to Annapolis,



By ALFRED PEARCE DENNIS, A. M.

Instructor lu History, Princeton Collei^re.




BALTIMORE:
Printed by King Brothers.
1894.






GIFT

BBS. WOODROW ^N^tSOH

MOV. 23, 1939



Ladies and Gentlemen :

It is most appropriate that the people of this imme-
diate vicinity should publicly celebrate a day that chose
this city above the fairest of her sisters, and exalted her
to political headship. It is iitting that men selected for
the honorable discharge of public duties should pause in
the business of State to observe a day that rehearses the
story of the first English colony governed by laws
enacted in a provincial assembly. It is becoming that
the citizens of a great commonwealth should commemo-
rate an act which had its genesis in the resistance of a
liberty-loving people to the paramount authority of an
hereditary sovereign. Surrounded to-day by the pro-
gressive spirit of the western world, with its exhaustless
material resources, its matchless achievements of thouo-ht,
the appeal is made to the past, with all it has given, with
all it gives, as a pledge and inspiration for the future.
If the records unearthed and deciphered by the Geolo-
gist have forced us to add countless ages to the life of
mankind, they have robbed us of a fair proportion of



boasted antiquity. And yet our wholesome conscious-
ness of the forces that gather by duration and persis-
tence, loses nothing of its potency because our citizen-
ship is cast in a land which antiquity rightly styles the
"New World." Better a generation of political life,
where an awakenin


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