Charles Carroll of Carrollton
|Charles Carroll of Carrollton|
|Founding Documents||Declaration of Independence|
Charles Carroll (of Carrollton) (September 19, 1737 – November 14, 1832) was a delegate and Senator for the state of Maryland. A delegate to the Continental Congress in 1776, 1777, and 1778, he also signed the Declaration of Independence; at the time of his death in 1832, he was the last surviving signer of that document. He was also the only Catholic signer of that document. His estate, Homewood, is on the grounds of Johns Hopkins University.
- "Without morals a republic cannot subsist any length of time; they therefore who are decrying the Christian religion, whose morality is so sublime & pure, which denounces against the wicked eternal misery, & insures to the good eternal happiness, are undermining the solid foundation of morals, the best security for the duration of free governments."
- "Why keep alive the question of slavery? It is admitted by all to be a great evil." 
- "I am now the last surviving signer."
- ↑ Archives of Maryland (Biographical Series), Charles Carroll, with images
- ↑ http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000185
- ↑ The life and correspondence of James McHenry: Secretary of War under Washington and Adams, Letter to James McHenry on November 4th, 1800
- ↑ The Life of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, 1737-1832
- ↑ Life of Charles Carroll of Carrollton