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this tree. When the writer attended St. John's more than forty years ago he often visited it. In 1919 he went from this campus to France by way of Quantico, Va. In Paris he visited the grave of Lafayette, strewed flowers on it, and joined his comrades-in-arms in exclaiming "Lafayette we are here." His last resting place was covered with earth from Bunker Hill.

The Liberty Tree in Annapolis is twenty-nine feet in circumference, festooned with creepers and ivy and believed to be more than six hundred years old. The Treaty of 1652 with the Susquehannah Indians is said to have been signed beneath it. During the War of Independence


Rev. J. C. Breuninger

J. C. Breuninger in his U. S. Marine uniform at the tomb of Lafayette, Paris, France, September 1919. Courtesy, Lt. A. L. Yerex, Valparaiso, Indiana.

Liberty Tree. Courtesy , St John's College, Annapolis, Maryland


Collection Location:
Ruth Enlow Library, Oakland

Original Size:
22 x 15 cms

Editor: Felix G. Robinson

Maryland, History

Western Maryland, 1750-1963

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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