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: 'He Made That Type Of Impact': Morgan State Remembers Barry Ransom, Student Killed In Towson Monday
Washington’s decision to resign his commission in 1783 set the precedent in American history for establishing military subservience to civil authority.READ MORE: 18-Year-Old Critically Injured In South Baltimore Shooting
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: Harford County’s Top Health Official Says He Was Fired For Political Reasons, Advocacy Of Masks In Schools And Vaccines
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