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First Continental Congress; his traditional connection with
Maryland's Peggy Stewart tea party of October 14, 1774; his
services on the committee to enforce the American Association's
program, as a delegate to the Maryland provincial convention,
as chairman of the committee of observation, and as a member
of the Committee of Safety; his attendance upon the Second
Continental Congress in 1775, but not as a member thereof;
his mission to Canada with Benjamin Franklin and Samuel
Chase; his influence in securing Maryland's support of inde-
pendence; his election to the Second Continental Congress in
July, 1776, and his signing of the Declaration of Independence;
his work on the writing of the Maryland state constitution; his
part in securing the French alliance; his support of Maryland's
ratification of the Articles of Confederation; his defeat of
Chase's plan to issue paper money in Maryland; his support of
the Federalist program; and his short service in the United
But this biography contains more than the public services
of the man. It deals with his ancestry back to the first Charles
Carroll who came to Maryland in October, 1688, with a commis-
sion as attorney-general for that province and whose motto
was Ubicumque cum Libertate (Anywhere, so long as it be
free). It tells of Charles Carroll of Annapolis who, like his
father, made money, built a large house in Annapolis, and mar-
ried Elizabeth Brooke. It tells of the educational training of
Charles Carroll of Carrollton in Maryland, France, and Eng-
land, of his several infatuations, of his marriage to Mary
(called Molly) Darnall, of the several children born to this
couple, of the home life and of the social life and entertainments
in Annapolis, of his grandchildren, of his relations with all of
the leading public men of his time, and of his membership on
the Board of Directors of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
Company. When he broke ground for the railroad in 1828 at
the age of ninety-one years he regarded the occasion as next
in importance to signing the Declaration of Independence.
Upon his return from England in the fall of 1764, Charles
Carroll received Carrollton Manor in Frederick County from
his father. Although he spent very little time on Carrollton
Manor, Charles Carroll from that time on, nearly twelve years
before his signature to the Declaration of Independence, always
wrote "of Carrollton" after his name. The signature, Charles
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