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Jeremiah Townley CHASE

(1748-1828)

CHASE, Jeremiah Townley, a Delegate from Maryland; born in Baltimore, Md., May 23, 1748; was a member of the committees of observation and correspondence in 1774; delegate to the Maryland constitutional convention of 1776; moved to Annapolis in 1779; member of the Governor’s council 1780-1784 and 1786-1788; mayor of Annapolis in 1783; Member of the Continental Congress in 1783 and 1784; an Anti-Federalist member of the convention of ratification of the United States Constitution in 1788; judge of the general court in 1789, and chief justice of the court of appeals until his resignation in 1824; died in Annapolis, Md., May 11, 1828; interment in the City Cemetery.

Bibliography

Chase, Jeremiah Townley, and J.F. Mercer. Bill of Rights, Liberty of Conscience, Trial by Jury, No Excise, No Poll Tax, No Standing Army in Peace Without Limitation, No Whipping Militia, Nor Marching Them Out of the State Without Consent of the General Assembly, No Direct Taxation Without Previous Requisition. [Washington?: n.p., 1789?].

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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