DescriptionDaniel Carroll Autograph Letter Signed "D. Carroll". One page, 8" x 12.5", Hunting Ridge [Maryland], March 30, 1779. Integral leaf addressed by Carroll to "Messrs Fitzgerald & Peers/ Mercht/ Alexandria." In full as written: "I have sent a Boat Bound to Potowmack for Some Tobacco w[hi]ch is to call at Mr Rogers with some Fish Barrells by w[hi]ch I request you will send me the H[ogs]h[ea]d of Red Port. I have wrote to Mr Roger to send his Boat for it that it may be ready when the vessell arives. Mr. Casey is still in due me 1 Barrell of Whiskey w[hi]ch please to call on him for, and dispose of it on my acc[oun]t, but let me know the prices Current with you &c. There is nothing new since Col. Fitzgerald left here. At bottom you have the prices Current in Town yesterday." Carroll has listed prices for tobacco, rum, Bohea tea, Hyson tea, salt, and whiskey. Very lightly soiled. Usual seal tears at blank edges of integral leaf. Fine condition.
Daniel Carroll was one of only five men to sign both the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution of the United States. He was a member of a prominent colonial family; his cousin, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. John Fitzgerald, as an officer in the Continental Army, was General George Washington's aide-de-camp and lifelong friend.
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