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"The Burning of the Peggy Stewart" by Francis Blackwell Mayer, 1896. Maryland State Archives, MSA SC 1545-1111 (

The Burning of the Peggy Stewart

This Sunday, October 19, marks the 240th anniversary of the burning of the brig “Peggy Stewart,” or as the event came to be known, the Annapolis Tea Party.  It was a relatively minor event during the American Revolution. But, it was one that demonstrated the incendiary climate of Maryland and divided loyalties of the colonists [...]