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News and Highlights: From the Vault (July 2005)

On July 19, 1775, rifle companies under the command of Michael Cresap and Thomas Price, depart from Frederick Town, Maryland, to join Washington's Army in Boston. The following year, on July 4, 1776, four Marylanders signed the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia: William Paca, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, Thomas Stone, and Samuel Chase.

The University of Maryland Libraries hold selected papers of the Cresap Family. Included is information about Michael Cresap.

The Maryland Manuscripts Collection includes several items by signers of the Declaration of Independence. A selection is listed below:

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See previous From the Vault entries.