Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2016 Edition.
This is one of the 12 delegations in the convention, accounting for 5 of 55 people who took part.
|Daniel Carroll||Visualize||(22 July 1730 – 7 May 1796) Plantation owner, slaveholder and land speculator. Elected to the Executive Council of Maryland at the start of the Revolution, he later became a state senator and a delegate to the Confederation Congress. He was later elected to the US House of Representatives and was one of three commissioners appointed to survey the new District of Colombia.||Maryland Delegation (This negotiation)|
|Daniel of St Thomas Jenifer||Visualize||(1723 – 16 November 1790) Planter, slave owner, and merchant. He was a member of both houses of the Maryland legislature and a delegate to the Continental Congress. He was later chosen to represent Maryland at the Constitutional Convention.||Maryland Delegation (This negotiation)|
|Luther Martin||Visualize||(20 February 1748 – 8 July 1826) Lawyer, slave owner and Attorney General of Maryland. Elected to the Confederation Congress but didn’t attend due to other commitments. A prominent member of the Constitutional Convention, he returned to the law afterwards. In later years he became famous for his defence of Samuel Chase and Aaron Burr. Ran a small plantation.||Maryland Delegation (This negotiation)|
|James McHenry||Visualize||(16 November 1753–03 May 1816) Physician, merchant and slave owner. During the Revolutionary War he was initially a surgeon in the Continental Army, but was made assistant secretary to Washington and then aide-de-camp to Lafayette. After the war he was elected to the Maryland legislature and the Confederation Congress. He was Secretary of War under both Washington and Adams. He kept a small number of slaves as household servants.||Maryland Delegation (This negotiation)|
|John Francis Mercer||Visualize||(17 May 1759 – 30 August 1821) Tobacco planter, slave owner and lawyer. He was an officer during the Revolutionary War, serving in both the Continental Army and Virginia militia, for a time he was aide-de-camp to Charles Lee. After the war he entered the Confederation Congress to represent Virginia. Having moved to Maryland he was appointed a delegate to the Constitutional Convention. He was later Governor of Maryland and member of the US House of Representatives.||Maryland Delegation (This negotiation)|