Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland (1737-1832) who was the longest-lived among his colleagues.
Free-franked mailing panel, 5 x 3, addressed in another hand to “Miss Roberdeau, George Town, D.C.,” and franked at the top, “Free, Ch. Carroll of Carrollton”. Dated at Brown Tavern, September 13t.
Undated but probably late (1828-32) – as the last living Signer, the distinguished Senator Carroll was the beneficiary of an Act of Congress in 1828 giving him free-franking privileges for life (which lasted until 1832).
In fine condition.