In December 1776 the Second Continental Congress fled Philadelphia, fearing the British Army's rapid progress across the states and their intention to take the city. Congress reconvened at Henry Fite House, Baltimore, Maryland, and met there from the 20th of December, 1776 until the 27th of February, 1777.
Please log in to consult the article in its entirety. If you are a member (student of staff) of a subscribing institution (see List), you should be able to access the LE on campus directly (without the need to log in), and off-campus either via the institutional log in we offer, or via your institution's remote access facilities, or by creating a personal user account with your institutional email address. If you are not a member of a subscribing institution, you will need to purchase a personal subscription. For more information on how to subscribe as an individual user, please see under Individual Subcriptions.