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Charles Carroll

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Charles Carroll of Carrollton was a wealthy Maryland planter and an early advocate of independence from Great Britain. He was a continental Congress delegate and a US Senator for Maryland. He was the last signer of the Declaration of Independence to die. This letter was written 3 years before his death at age 95. The Mrs. Harper he writes about it most likely his daughter, the widow of Robert Goodloe Harper.

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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 inflamation 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

Creation Date

6-30-1829

Creator Life Dates

1737-1832

Keywords

"Charles Carroll", "Charles Carroll of Carrollton", 1829, flour, illness, weather, agriculture, "signer of the declaration of independence", signer

Resource Identifier

070425-02

Date Digital

4-17-2020

Document Type

Manuscript

Disciplines

Digital Humanities | History | Medical Humanities | United States History | Women's History

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Wofford College

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Manuscript

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PDF

Language

En-us

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Charles Carroll of Carrollton writes about Flour prices, his Daughter and her Illness, and the Weather, 1829

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