CHASE, Jeremiah Townley, a Delegate from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., May 23, 1748; was a member
of the committees of observation and correspondence in 1774; delegate to the Maryland constitutional
convention of 1776; moved to Annapolis in 1779; member of the Governors council 1780-1784 and
1786-1788; mayor of Annapolis in 1783; Member of the Continental Congress in 1783 and 1784;
an Anti-Federalist member of the convention of ratification of the United States Constitution in 1788;
judge of the general court in 1789, and chief justice of the court of appeals until his resignation in 1824;
died in Annapolis, Md., May 11, 1828; interment in the City Cemetery.
BibliographyChase, Jeremiah Townley, and J.F. Mercer. Bill
of Rights, Liberty of Conscience, Trial by Jury, No Excise, No Poll Tax, No Standing Army in
Peace Without Limitation, No Whipping Militia, Nor Marching Them Out of the State Without
Consent of the General Assembly, No Direct Taxation Without Previous Requisition.
[Washington?: n.p., 1789?].