n.p. 1825. Item #07936
Autograph Letter Signed "Ch. Carroll of Carrollton" one page (8" x 9 3/4") n.p., January 8, 1825. A well written and interesting letter about business matters, to William Gibbons; in part: "In your letter of 31st Dec'r. you write in speaking of the wheat sold by Hitchcock from the Folly 'one part of it you have in the Folly accounts I gave you, & the balance $106.17 since received has been applied to the purchase of 2 horses which cost $126' - I do not remember your having given me any account above mentioned I think you are mistaken......." [The Folly was a farm near Baltimore]. The present letter is an excellent example of Carroll's day to day business dealings and a fine example of his signature. Charles Carroll (1736-1832) ws a Member of the Continental Congress, 1776-1778, U. S. Senator, an original Director of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and a Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland. Mr. Carroll was educated locally, in Maryland, by the Society of Jesus and in their colleges at St. Omer, Flanders, Rheims and Paris and he studied law in London. It was said that Carroll was the wealthiest man in America in the early 1800's.