Pre-revolutionary Baltimore Town grew rapidly in commerce and population. Its harbor on the Chesapeake Bay served a larger trading area than any other American seaport at the time. In the 17770s two young fortune seekers - Leonard Harbaugh, carpenter and Christopher Hughes, silversmith - arrived in Baltimore from Ireland. This paper explores the role that each played in developing Baltimore's physical, monetary and legal landscape.
91 Maryland Historical Magazine 4 (1996).
Digital Commons Citation
Power, Garrett, "The Carpenter and the Crocodile" (1996). Faculty Scholarship. 297.