United States Bill of Rights 1789

Twelve articles of amendment to the Constitution, introduced in September 1789 by Congress.

Charles Carroll

Quill platform ID: p3836.

(19 September 1737 – 14 November 1832) Planter, businessman, signer of the Declaration of Independence (the only Roman Catholic), and U.S. Senator.

Although Carroll acknowledged that slavery was “a great evil”, he ran the family tobacco producing estate with nearly 300 slaves; only one of them, his “servant Bill” would be freed by his will. Carroll was elected to the Philadelphia convention in 1787 but declined the post.

Member of Maryland Delegation—United States Bill of Rights 1789, Maryland Delegation—United States Bill of Rights 1789 (2020 Edition).

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