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CARROLL, Daniel, (uncle of Richard Brent, cousin of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, and Charles Carroll "Barrister"), a Delegate and a Representative from Maryland; born in Upper Marlboro, Prince George's County, Md., July 22, 1730; educated at the Jesuit School at Bohemia Manor, Md., and at St. Omer's College, France; returned to Maryland in 1748; member of the Md. state executive council, 1778-1781; member of the Continental Congress, 1781-1783, signing the Articles of Confederation on March 1, 1781; appointed a delegate on May 26, 1787, to the convention that framed the Federal Constitution, and signed the Constitution; member of the Md. state senate, 1781-1789; president, 1786-1787; elected as a Pro-Administration candidate to the First Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791); took an active part in fixing the seat of government for the United States; appointed on March 4, 1791, as one of the commissioners to locate the District of Columbia and the Federal City and served until July 25, 1795, when he resigned; engaged in agricultural pursuits, his farm being the site of the present city of Washington; died at Rock Creek (Forest Glen), near Washington, D.C., May 7, 1796.

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External Research Collections

Library of Congress
Manuscript Division

Washington, DC
Papers: ca. 1662-1920, 4.4 linear feet. The papers include correspondence, financial and legal documents, surveys of plats, newspaper clippings, and other papers pertaining to David Carroll's business interests and to his real estate holdings which later became the Capitol Hill area of Washington, DC. The collection is also available on microfilm. A finding aid is available in the repository.
Papers: In the John Leeds Bozman Papers, 1784-1841, 800 items. Subjects covered include Daniel Carroll.
Papers: In the Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collection, 1772, 1 item. An indenture of Daniel Carroll, as well as of Henry Rozer and Notely Young from 1772.

Copley Press, Inc.
J. S. Copley Library

La Jolla, CA
Papers: 1781, approximately 2 pages. A letter from Daniel Carroll to Thomas Sim Lee written on August 21, 1781. In the letter, Daniel Carroll writes to the Governor of the State of Maryland.

Cornell University
Carl A. Kroch Library

Ithaca, NY
Papers: 1789, 2 pages. A letter from Daniel Carroll To Colonel John Fitzgerald written on October 11, 1789. In the letter, Daniel Carroll repeats a question as to what John Fitzgerald has done with funds from D.C. Brent which were owed to Daniel Carroll.

The Morgan Library
Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts

New York, NY
Papers: 1794, 1 item. A letter from Daniel Carroll to James Greenleaf written on March 26, 1794. In the letter, Daniel Carroll writes about legal and financial matters.
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Bibliography / Further Reading

Geiger, Mary Virginia. Daniel Carroll: A Framer of the Constitution. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America, 1943.

------. Daniel Carroll II, One Man and his Descendants, 1730-1978. [Baltimore]: Geiger, 1979.

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