Smith. Religion Under the Barons of Baltimore, 1634-1692

Smith. Religion Under the Barons of Baltimore, 1634-1692

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Smith, C. Ernest. Religion Under the Barons of Baltimore: Being a Sketch of Ecclesiastical Affairs from the Founding of the Maryland Colony in 1634 to the formal establishment of the Church of England in 1692, with special reference to the claim that Maryland was founded by Roman Catholics as the seed plot of Religious Liberty. Baltimore: E. Allen Lycett, 1899. First Edition. [8819]

Burgundy publisher's cloth, a bit scuffed & stained, 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches, xii., 384 clean pp., frontis of the monument marking the landing of the first settlers on the mainland of Maryland. Good. Hardcover.

Inscribed on the ffep: "Mrs. Adam Durmeal with every good wish from her friend & Rector, The Author. Xmas 1899."

The author states that the recent discovery of the Calvert Papers and other original documents puts to rest the myth that Maryland was founded as a refuge for those suffering religious persecution.

The Rev. Dr. C. Ernest Smith was rector of the Episcopal Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Baltimore, Maryland.