Charles Carroll - (1737 - 1832)

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Charles Carroll Biography

Charles Carroll Was a descendant of Daniel Carroll, an Irish gentleman, who emigrated from England to America about the year 1659. He settled in the province of Maryland, where, a few years after, he received the appointment of judge, and register of the land office, and became agent for Lord Baltimore.

Charles Carroll, the father of the subject of the present sketch, was born in 1702. His son, Charles Carroll, surnamed of Carrollton, was born September 20, 1737 (O.S.), at Annapolis, in the province of Maryland.

At the age of eight years, he was sent to France for the purpose of obtaining an education. He was placed at a college of English jesuits, at St. Omer's, where he remained for six years. Afterwards he staid some time at Rheims, whence he was removed to the college of Lewis le Grand. On leaving college, he entered upon the study of the civil law, at Bourges; from which place he returned to Paris, where he remained till 1757, in which year he removed to London, and commenced
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Charles Carroll Genealogy

Charles Carroll (1702 - 1782)
Elizabeth Brooke Carroll (1709 - 1761)

Mary Darnall Carroll (1749 - 1782)

Mary Carroll Caton (1770 - 1846)
Catharine Carroll Harper (1778 - 1861)

Charles Carroll Tivia

Charles Carroll was the longest living signer. He died at the age of 95 after John Adams.
Charles Carroll helped found the B&O railroad
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1737 09/19   Birth of Charles Carroll
1832 11/14   Death of Charles Carroll
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Quote 581 details Share on Google+ - Quote 581 Linked In Share Button - Quote 581 Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime and pure (and) which insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments.

Quote 1017 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1017 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1017 ... where liberty will maintain her empire, till a dissoluteness of morals, luxury and venality shall have prepared the degenerate sons of some future age, to prefer their own mean lucre, ye bribes, and the smiles of corruption and arbitrary ministers, to patriotism, to glory, and to ye public weal...

Quote 1014 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1014 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1014 Whatever threats are thrown out or force employed to make ye Americans as compliant as ye Parliament, they will never depart from the essential right of internal taxation without which our property would be at ye mercy of every rapacious minister.

Quote 1008 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1008 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1008 There are certain fundamental laws to, and interwoven with ye English Constitution, which even a Parliament itself can not abrogate. Such I take to be that allowed maxim of the constitution, that invaluable privilege, the birthright of Englishmen of being taxed with their own consent; the definition of freedom is the being governed by laws to which we have given our consent, as the definition of slavery is the very reverse.

Charles Carroll: preface - Unpublished letters of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, 1737-1832
Unpublished letters of Charles Carrol of Carrollton

Quote 1018 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1018 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1018 the American are jealous of their privileges and resolved to maintain them: they are not yet enough to undervalue Liberty, they are truly sensible of its blessings, and not only talk of them as they do somewhere else, but really wish their continuance - they think the most effectual method of obtaining redress against oppression is to make the oppressors feel it...

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