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The Carpenter and the Crocodile
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  • Garrett Power, University of Maryland School of Law
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Pre-revolutionary Baltimore Town grew rapidly in commerce and population. Its harbor on the Chesapeake Bay served a larger trading area than any other American seaport at the time. In the 17770s two young fortune seekers - Leonard Harbaugh, carpenter and Christopher Hughes, silversmith - arrived in Baltimore from Ireland. This paper explores the role that each played in developing Baltimore's physical, monetary and legal landscape.
Publication Citation
91 Maryland Historical Magazine 4 (1996).
Citation Information
Garrett Power. "The Carpenter and the Crocodile" (1996)
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