The Nation: The Last Governor

The Last Govenor

England and her colonies (now to be known as states) have come to a parting, but not everything need end in bloodshed and hatred. That was well demonstrated by Maryland's Governor Robert Eden, who stayed at ins post long after ins fellow Governors had fled. For ins safety, he relied primarily on the affection he had earned during ins seven years in office. He had traveled widely throughout Maryland, entertained handsomely,* organized the building of a theatre, and consistently tried to reconcile London and the Colonies. Tins enraged General Charles Lee,...

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