Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Maryland General Assembly Suspended - 1774

April 19, 1774 - The last colonial General Assembly was suspended in Maryland

In 1774, the colonies were showing support for Boston because of the closing of the port and the increased occupying military force. they created the committees of correspondence and Massachusetts had asked for a general meeting or Continental Congress to consider joint action. To forestall any such action, the royal governor of Maryland, Robert Eden prorogued the assembly on April 19, 1774. This was the last session of the colonial assembly ever held in Maryland.

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