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  • As grandfather Charles Carroll wrote in 1808, "Fortunes are as frequently dissipated by negligence and inattention to pecuniary concerns as by vice and extravagance."

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  • He said in 1829, "When I signed the Declaration of Independence, I had in view not only our independence of England but the toleration of all sects, professing the Christian religion, and communicating to them all great rights."

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