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From: Merle C Rummel <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] the Conococheague
Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2001 06:37:44 -0400
>I offer this as a friendly helpful gesture. Perhaps my small contribution
>will help in some manner.
>Merle's email said in part,
>" -----at that time there was no clear line between the colonies -in fact,
>there was such a dispute, that Michael Danner (who lived just across the
>Susquehanna from Lancaster PA -probably not as far as York PA) was dragged
>down to Baltimore to jail, because he claimed to live in Pennsylvania. The
>Pennsylvania Governor intervened and had him sets free.
I left out half of my thinking:
The Pennsylvania/Maryland border was in dispute for many years -and the
dispute reached far up into Pennsylvania. Maryland was a Royal Colony,
Pennsylvania wa only a grant to the Penn fmily -and Maryland people pushed
But anyway, for these families on the Concochegue and Antietam -they didn't
know which state (colony) they lived in -and really didn't care.
Merle C Rummel