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Maryland 1st Proprietary Colony
C-315
11 x 11.5 pica ( 1 13/16? x 1 15/16? )
No foundry identification mark. Text reads: Scuto bonae voluntatis tuae coronasti nos, 1632 ( With favor wilt thou compass us as with a shield) . Charles I granted the Maryland Charter to George Calvert in 1632. Maryland was a uniquely chartered proprietary colony established in 1634 and ruled by the Calvert family until the Maryland Revolution of 1689 overthrew them and Maryland became a royal colony.

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