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This post is the fifth on my series exploring the five blue and gold historical markers placed on the square in York commemorating some of the events that happened there. The marker for the Articles of Confederation, on the northeast quadrant of Continental/Center Square, is the newest of the five.

This is the fourth in my series exploring the five Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission markers in York’s Continental/Center Square. The marker commemorates the site of the historic Globe Inn on the southwest corner of the square. It reads: Globe Inn Many distinguished persons stayed at old inn located on

Camp Security is presently one of my primary research subjects. The importance of preserving the site so that future exploration and interpretation can be done is imperative. It’s not just about us, even though this last undeveloped Revolutionary War prisoner-of-war camp in the United States is right here in York

The marker above describes the third of the five sites commemorated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in York’s Continental/Center Square. As with some of the others, it refers to the time that the center of York was the center of United States government when Continental Congress met here

The public is invited by the Red Lion Area Historical Society to attend Jonathan Stayer’s program on Camp Security at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 22, 2012. It is at St. John’s UCC, 161 N. Main St., Red Lion (rear entrance). Stayer, Supervisor of Reference Services at the Pennsylvania State Archives,

William Gibson came from a talented York family. His great-grandfather, Dr. David Jameson, was a colonel during Revolutionary times. Grandfather Horatio Gates Jameson was a distinguished physician and surgeon. Mother Elizabeth Jameson was said to be one of the two most beautiful women in Baltimore when the family lived there.

I found this 1777 letter last week while looking through the microfilms of the Papers of the Continental Congress at the National Archives. It seems that Colonel Thomas Hartley of York was trying to arm his regiment. He thought the gunsmiths of neighboring Lancaster County would help supply him, but