JENIFER, Daniel of St. Thomas

1723–1790

Biography

JENIFER, Daniel of St. Thomas, (uncle of Daniel Jenifer), a Delegate from Maryland; born in Charles County, Md., in 1723; member of the provincial court in 1766; member of the Governor's council in 1773; member and president of the council of safety 1775-1777; president of the State senate 1777-1780; Member of the Continental Congress 1779-1781, also of the convention that framed the Federal Constitution, and a signer of that instrument on September 17, 1787; unsuccessful candidate for Governor of Maryland in 1782 and 1785; died in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Md., November 16, 1790.

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: In the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1784, 1 item. A transcript of a letter to Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer, Maryland intendant of the revenue, from Charles Wallace describing Charles Wallace's financial problems as contractor for the construction of the Maryland State House in Annapolis. The letter is transcribed on the verso of Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer's copy of a resolution by the U.S. Congress concerning state credit for personal debts incurred during the Revolution.

The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts

New York, NY
Papers: 1775, 1 item. A letter from Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer to an unidentified recipient written on May 16, 1775.
Papers: 1785, 1 item. A letter from Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer to Thomas Harwood written on December 1, 1785.
Papers: 1786, 1 item. A letter from Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer to Hon. Robert Carter written on August 3, 1786.
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