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Chapter 1. The Province of Maryland as the First Carroll

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2. The First Carroll in the Province of Maryland...

3. Downfall of the Proprietary Government of the

Province ...................................

4. Charles Carroll of Annapolis in the Province.....

5. Student Life at Le Grand - Law and Love in

London - An Interesting Letter............. 59

6. Young Charles Prepares for His Return to the

Home of His Childhood. ......

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7. Returns to America and Becomes Charles Carroll

of Carrollton .........

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8. Charles Carroll of Carrollton in the Character of

“First Citizen ” ............................ 87

9. Rumblings of Colonial Discontent........ ........ 97

10. Meeting and Work of the First Continental

Congress ....

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11. News from England - Trip of the Commissioners

to Canada ......

.......... 113

12. Declaration of Independence - The New Con-

stitution for Maryland...................... 123

13. Signing the Declaration of Independence — And

the Men who Signed It..... ......... 131

14. Work on National and State Legislation - Death

of Father and Wife........

........... 141

15. With Washington and His Army at Valley

Forge — The Brewing of a Conspiracy........ 151

16. The Conway Cabal — Charles Carroll of Carroll-

ton Foils the Conspiracy to Displace Wash-

ington .........

....... 161

17. The Peace of Paris and Conditions Leading to

.................. 173

18. Further Details of and Alliance with France. .... 179

19. Robert Morris with the Aid of Carroll and

Others Saves the Financial Situation.......... 189

17. The perfrench Alliancea Alliance with Carroll a

ILLUSTRATIONS

PAGE Charles Carroll of Carrollton........

.Frontispiece The Carroll Arms........ Doughoregan Manor, Home of the Carrolls....... Entrance to the Manor.... Interior of the Manor Home. .... The Chapel at Doughoregan Manor.......... St. Charles College Founded by Charles Carroll of Carrollton.. Hon. John Lee Carroll, Governor of Maryland in 1876. ....... 160 The Letter of Gen. Washington to the Catholics of America. ... 256 . Fac-Simile Copy of the Declaration of Independence. ........ 264

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SOURCES

The unpublished letters of Charles Carroll of Carrollton.

Archives of the State of Maryland, printed by authority of the Legislature of the State under the direction of the Maryland Historical Society.

The Calvert papers. Maryland records, Colonial and Revolutionary, County and Church, copied by Dr. Gains Marcus Brumbangh.

Ridgley's annals of Annapolis. Letters, papers and personal interviews with Mr. J. H. B. Latrobe, private secretary to Charles Carroll of Carrollton.

History of Maryland, the Colonial period by John Leeds Bozman.

County histories and other local histories of Maryland, and other States.

Life and letters of Charles Carroll of Carrollton by Miss Kate Mason Rowland.

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