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Kaminski, John P.; Saladino, Gaspare J.; Moore, Timothy D. (Historian); Lannér-Cusin, Johanna E.; Schoenleber, Charles H.; Reid, Jonathan M.; Flamingo, Margaret R.; Fields, David P. (ed.) / Ratification of the Constitution by the states: Maryland (1)
11 (2015)

Note on sources,   pp. lvii-lxxii


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NOTE ON SOURCES
Tench Coxe Papers, ten from the Hollingsworth Family Papers, and
four from the William Tilghman Collection. Correspondents of Coxe,
a Federalist polemist, include James Buchanan, Alexander Contee Han-
son, Thomas Hartley, John Relfe, Samuel Smith, and William Smith.
Incoming letters from Coxe are in the Tilghman Collection. The Hol-
lingsworth Family Papers contain letters of a Quaker mercantile and
political family living in both Pennsylvania and Maryland. Levi Hol-
lingsworth was one of the wealthiest merchants in Philadelphia. His
brothers, Henry and Zebulon, Jr., were merchants in Elkton, Maryland.
Henry served in the Maryland Convention. Six other collections in the
society contribute eight letters.
Two collections at the Library of Congress yield sixteen letters: the
George Washington Papers (9 letters) and the James Madison Papers
(7 letters). Washington's Maryland correspondents included Thomas
Johnson, George Lux, James McHenry, and Daniel of St. Thomas Jen-
ifer. The Madison Papers has letters from Virginia Governor Edmund
Randolph and Daniel Carroll, both of whom were delegates to the
Constitutional Convention. Carroll informed Madison about the elec-
tions to and the proceedings of the Maryland Convention. Carroll also
sent Madison copies of the address of the Maryland Convention's Anti-
federalist minority. The Madison Papers also contains a lengthy narra-
tive written by Alexander Contee Hanson, a delegate to the Maryland
Convention, describing the proceedings of the Convention's amend-
ment committee. Carroll's and Hanson's letters and their enclosures
were sent to Madison as he prepared to attend the Virginia Convention
as a delegate. The Library of Congress also has James McHenry's diary
while he was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention and five other
collections from which six items are printed in these two volumes. Of
these collections, the John Leeds Bozman Family Papers have the
speeches that McHenry and his fellow Convention delegate, Luther
Martin, made to the Maryland House of Delegates in November 1787
giving information on the Convention's proceedings.
Two collections at the Maryland Historical Society contain substantial
material printed in these two volumes. The William Tilghman Papers
have five letters with material on the ratification of the Constitution
and the James McHenry Papers yield four letters about the issue of
kingly government in the Constitutional Convention (see Appendix IV).
The Otho Holland Williams Papers contain three letters and a draft of
a lengthy essay signed "A Marylander." (The pseudonym was changed
to "An Elector" when it was published in a newspaper.) This draft
helped the editors identify Williams as the writer of other newspaper
articles signed "A Marylander." The Ridgely Papers has a detailed letter
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