The Pre-Declaration of Indepence

I learned there was a tertiary road paralleling my road, so after Aberdeen I walked a little out of my way to reach it. Highway 7, Philadelphia Road, is a nice rural byway which offered an afternoon’s repieve from the four lane monotony of Highway 40. Along the way I passed these two markers, which notes the site of the signing of the first pre-Declaration of Independence. The plaque on the stone lists the members of the committee who signed their names, and the standing sign reads: “Bush Declaration – Harford Town – County seat of Harford County from its origin March, 1774, until March, 1783. Here the first Declaration of Independence ever adopted by an organized body of men duly elected by the people was proclaimed on March 22, 1775.”
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