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This issue of the Journal commences with an intriguing article on slavery and freedom by Robyn N. Smith. Ms. Smith introduces us to her ancestor, Minty, and the harshness of slavery before the Civil War.
Willard S. Moore writes about the John Tudor family of Maryland and their ultimate settlement in Ohio.
Helen Hinchliff continues her saga of the Earlougher family by writing about Henry Davis, a Conestoga wagon maker.
Jane F. Burgess, a returning author, presents an interesting analysis of the will of George Washington.
Kenneth W. Heger introduces readers to a little known resource, the American Consulate records in Oldenburg, Germany.
Ellen C. Ward abstracted wills of Cecil County, Maryland. Readers researching here may find an undetected gold nugget.
John Siemon transcribed the burial records of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church of Baltimore City.
Four excellent short articles are included such as Robert Barnes’ article about the list of books brought to Maryland by William Rind in 1762. Those looking for something old but new may find a treasure for late night reading.
Gloria Gibson Day was intrigued by a headstone she saw while visiting St. Paul’s Parish and has researched and written about the person interred there.
Kenneth Heger identifies the names of six invalid Maryland pensioners listed by the Department of War in 1795.
William Hollifield discusses a letter from a person identified only as Q.R.S. published in the Sun on 31 March 1874. This letter reports the death of six Marylanders.
Jane F. Burgess has provided an article for the Stronger Genealogical Skills department on genealogy assumptions. Also provided by Ms. Burgess is a challenging crossword puzzle testing the reader’s knowledge of Montgomery County, Maryland.