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Topic - Charles Carroll
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AMTRAK: PAST, PRESENT, FUTURE
Fittingly, the American passenger train was born on the Fourth of July. On that date in 1828, one of our Founding Fathers laid the granite cornerstone of the first chartered railroad in the United States, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.
During the early 1800s in America, there lived four sisters: Marianne, gentle and beautiful; Bess, indecisive and independent; Louisa, fashionable and businesslike; and Emily, practical and domestic. They were the granddaughters of Maryland's Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a wealthy landowner and the only Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832), the only Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence, also served as a diplomat to Canada, a U.S. senator and a Maryland state senator. He was the last of the signers of the Declaration to die. Bradley Birzer is the Russell Amos Kirk Chair in American history and director of American studies at Hillsdale College in Michigan. His book "American Cicero: The Life of Charles Carroll" is scheduled for release Feb. 15, and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.com.
As grandfather Charles Carroll wrote in 1808, "Fortunes are as frequently dissipated by negligence and inattention to pecuniary concerns as by vice and extravagance."
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."