Congress retires to Baltimore

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Historical Context Note


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.

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  1. American War of Independence