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Delegate to the Constitutional Convention (Maryland)

Biographical Data
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References, Links, & Further Reading


Occupation: physician

Political Affiliation: Federalist

Organizational Affiliation(s): Mason

Religious Affiliation: Presbyterian

Summary of Religious Views:

Was president of a bible society.

Views on Religion & Politics:


References, Links, & Further Reading: Books, Articles, Links


Works by James McHenry

A Sidelight on History: Being the Letters of James McHenry, Aide-de-Camp of the Marquis de Lafayette to Thomas Sim Lee, Governor of Maryland, Written During the Yorktown Campaign, 1781, Privately printed, 1931
Journal of a March, a Battle, and a Waterfall, being the version elaborated by James McHenry from his diary of the year 1778, begun at Valley Forge, & containing accounts of the British, the Indians, and the Battle of Monmouth, Privately printed, 1945


Frederick J. Brown, A Sketch of the Life of Dr James McHenry, J. Murphy, 1877
Bernard C. Steiner, The Life and Correspondence of James McHenry, Secretary of War under Washington and Adams, Burrows Bros. Co., 1907; reprint, Life And Correspondence Of James McHenry: Secretary Of War Under Washington And Adams


Works by James McHenry

ed. by Bernard C. Steiner, "Dr. James McHenry's Speech Before the Maryland House of Delegates in November, 1787," Maryland Historical Magazine, 4, December 1909, pp. 336-44
ed. by J. Franklin Jameson, "Papers of Dr. James McHenry on the Federal Convention of 1787," American Historical Review, 11, April 1906, pp. 595-624
ed. by Bernard C. Steiner, "Some Revolutionary Correspondence of Dr. James McHenry," Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, 29, January 1905, pp. 53-64
ed. by Thomas H. Montgomery, "The Battle of Monmouth Described by Dr. James McHenry, Secretary to General Washington," Magazine of American History, 3, June 1879, pp. 355-63
ed. by Oral S. Coad, "James McHenry, a Minor Poet," Rutgers University Library Journal, 8, June 1945, pp. 3364


McHENRY, James, 1753-1816 (Biographical Directory of the US Congress)
James McHenry (National Archives -- The Founding Fathers)
James McHenry (Soldier-Statesmen of the Constitution -- Center of Military History, United States Army)

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