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History is past Politics and Politics present History.-Freeman

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With Minor Papers on George Washington's Interest in Western Lands,

the Potomac Company, and a National University

By HERBERT B. ADAMS, Ph. D.

BALTIMORE
N. MURRAY, PUBLICATION AGENT, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

JANUARY, 1885

I

MARYLAND'S INFLUENCE

UPON

LAND CESSIONS

TO THE

UNITED STATES

"The vacant lands are a favorite object to Maryland."-James Madison, on the plan for a general revenue, 1783.

“There is nothing which binds one country or one State to another but interest."-George Washington, on the Potomac Company, 1785.

“There is no truth more thoroughly established, than that there exists in the economy and course of nature an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness, between duty and advantage, between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy, and the solid rewards of public prosperit and felicity."- Washington, Inaugural Address, 1789.

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY STUDIES

IN

HISTORICAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

HERBERT B. ADAMS, Editor

History is past Politics and Politics present History.-Freeman

THIRD SERIES

I

MARYLAND'S INFLUENCE

UPON

LAND CESSIONS TO THE UNITED STATES

With Minor Papers on George Washington's Interest in Western Lands,

the Potomac Company, and a National University

By HERBERT B. ADAMS, Ph. D.

BALTIMORE

N. MURRAY, PUBLICATION AGENT, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

JANUARY, 1885

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