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Charles Carroll of Carrollton was a wealthy Maryland planter and the last signer of the Declaration of Independence to die. This letter was written 3 years before his death at age 95. In it he discusses domestic and farming matters, with specific reference to the health of Mrs. Harper, most likely his daughter, the widow of Robert Goodloe Harper.


30th June 1829 Dear Sir In my last letter inclosing my note to you and my power of attorney to Sam Ellicot Junr. I desired you to apply to Beatty to know how many barrells of my flour unsold and the present price of flour Mrs. Harper has been dangerously ill owing to an inflammation of her bowels, The doctor was sent for and he bled her copiously which has saved her life she is now in a fair way of recovery There has been one holiday since I came to the Manor, which brought on the gust, this weather is favorable to the wheat harvest, but unfavorable to the corn. Yours affectionately Ch. Carroll of Carrollton

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30 June 1829, 1829, attorney, Sam Ellicot Junior, farming, Harper, inflamation, wheat harvest, Charles Carroll, Carrollton

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March 2014

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The original from which this digital representation is taken is housed in The Littlejohn Collection at Wofford College, located in the Sandor Teszler Library.

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Charles Carroll letter in which he discusses business matters, the health of his daughter, and the weather. 1829.



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