ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The restoration of the room where George Washington resigned his military commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army is nearly finished in the Maryland State House.
Gov. Martin O’Malley led a media tour of the Old Senate Chamber on Friday. The restoration work is expected to be finished next month.READ MORE: K9 With Carroll County Sheriff's Department Receives Bulletproof Vest
Washington’s decision to resign his commission in 1783 set the precedent in American history for establishing military subservience to civil authority.READ MORE: Orioles Rank 8th As Booziest Fanbase In Major League Baseball, Survey Says
In 2007, the state acquired Washington’s handwritten speech. Plans call for putting it on display.
The Treaty of Paris, which officially ended the Revolutionary War, was ratified in the chamber on Jan. 14, 1784.MORE NEWS: Maryland Casinos Generate $126.2M During February
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