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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 Georges County, Md., July 22, 1730; educated at the Jesuit
School at Bohemia Manor, Md., and at St. Omers College, France; returned to
Maryland in 1748; 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; member of the
first State senate of Maryland and up to the time of his death was a member of
the senate of Maryland, or the executive council of Maryland; 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 by President Washington on January 22, 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.
BibliographyGeiger, Mary Virginia.
Daniel Carroll, A Framer of the Constitution. Washington,
D.C.: Catholic University of America, 1943.