. As a result of vigorous campaigning on the part of Chase and other delegates, the
Maryland convention on 28 June empowered its delegates to vote for independence (Samuel
, 28 June
, below; Ronald Hoffman, A Spirit of Dissension,
Baltimore, 1973, p. 167–168; Force, Archives
, 4th ser., 6:1491). On 21 May, however, the Maryland convention had renewed its instructions
of 11 Jan. to its delegates (Force, Archives
, 4th ser., 5:1589).