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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 is to James F. Brice and discusses financial matters and refers to his account with Mr. Randall.


1827 Augt. 29th. Dear Sir, I received this day your letter of the 27th. instant. Inclosed you have a copy of my account with Mr. Randall on his notes; in which all the payments are credited and which I hope he will find to be correct. I will not allow my tenants to subject me to expenses for repairs with out mine or my agent’s sanction of them The last Item in the account of repairs you think correct $7.31 I admit, the others amounting to $65 I will not admit. Out of the monies paid by Betty Davis, and $250 by Mr. Randall retain your commissions and pay yourself the balance due to you $7.65 3/4 and the city tax of $36.85. I am with respect Dear sir/ yr. most hum. servt. Ch. Carroll of Carrollton To James F. Brice, Esq / Annapolis

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29 August 1827, 1827, Randall, tenants, Betty Davis, city tax, Charles Carroll, Carrollton, James F. Brice

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March 2014

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Economic History | Social History | United States History

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800ppi 24-bit depth color; Scanned with an Epson 15000 Photo scanner with Epson Scan software; Archival master is a TIFF; TIFFs converted to PDF with Adobe Acrobat XI Pro.


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 regarding business matters, repairs on his properties, and behavior of his tenants. 1827.



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