St. Mary’s City in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In 1648 Margaret Brent Asks for “Vote...And Voyce”
“Came Mrs. Margaret Brent and requested to have vote in the House for herself and voice also...as His Lordship’s attorney. The Governor denied that the said Mrs. Brent should have any vote in the house, and the said Mrs. Brent protested against all proceedings in this present Assembly, unless she may be present and have vote as aforesaid.”
“Your Lordship’s estate...was better for the colony’s safety at that time in her hands that in any man’s else in the whole Province after your brother’s death, for the soldiers would never have treated any other with...civility and respect.” —Assembly to Lord Baltimore, April 21, 1649.
Erected 1984 by Elizabeth “Bessie” Mattingly Church, Arthur M. Ahalt & Zeigler Families, and the St. Mary’s County Board of Commissioners.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Maryland, Saint Mary's City marker series.
Location. 38° 11.133′ N, 76° 26.076′ W. Marker is in St. Mary’s City, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Old State House Road and Point Lookout Road (Maryland Route 5). Click for map. It is near
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mathias de Sousa (a few steps from this marker); Upon This Shore (within shouting distance of this marker); The Arrival of Governor Copley (within shouting distance of this marker); Discovering Layers of the Past (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governing (about 500 feet away); Thomas Allen Senior (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Mary’s City.
More about this marker. The marker is in the Margaret Brent Garden gazebo, on a bluff overlooking the St. Mary’s River, on the grounds Historic St. Mary’s City Museum of History and Archeology. The admission fee must be paid to reach this marker.
Regarding In 1648 Margaret Brent Asks for “Vote...And Voyce”.
Also see . . .
1. Margaret Brent. by Dr. Lois Green Carr on the Archives of Maryland website. (Submitted on April 15, 2007.)
2. Margaret Brent, Maryland and America’s First Feminist. Article by John T. Marck (Submitted on April 15, 2007.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, Non-US •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 4,168 times since then and 157 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the garden in flower • A better photo to replace No. 2 • Can you help?