I think Abe Lincoln gave a decisive answer to the secession question.
Could similar ends be achieved by expelling states from the union?
The Calverts did not purchase Maryland, it was a charter grant from King Charles. It's English name was always Maryland. Miller/Foofie just makes this **** up as she goes along.
On June 20, 1632 Charles I of England granted the original charter for Maryland, a proprietary colony of about twelve million acres (49,000 km²), to Cæcilius Calvert (Cecil), 2nd Baron Baltimore in the Peerage of Ireland. Some historians view this grant as a form of compensation for Calvert's father's having been stripped of his title of Secretary of State upon announcing his Roman Catholicism in 1625. The charter had originally been granted to Calvert's father, George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore, but the 1st Baron Baltimore died before it could be executed, so it was granted to his son in his place.
It's standard practice, avoids confusion. It's a bit hard telling you anything without you having a hissy fit.
Ah-hahahahahaha . . .
. . . irony is not dead, but Izzy the putz is trying to bury it.