William Gallagher letter to Robert Ormsby, 1772 | Rare Book & Manuscript Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
William Gallagher wrote this letter to Robert Ormsby, a lawyer in Dublin, Ireland, on May 30, 1772. Writing from Philadelphia, Gallagher discussed property disputes related to "Talbot's Manor," a large plot of land surrounding Charlestown, Maryland. He also described the surrounding area, listed local crops, and referred to ongoing confusion following Frederick Baltimore's death.
Gallagher's letter includes a manuscript map of the region surrounding the Upper Chesapeake Bay, Lower Susquehanna River, and Delaware Bay, with major settlements marked.