Item #17570 William Paca: A Biography. Gregory A. Stiverson, Phebe R. Jacobsen.

The Seminal Work on the Life of this Founding Father and Signer

William Paca: A Biography

Maryland Historical Society, 1976. 1st Edition. 8vo. Near Fine. Item #17570

A scarce 1st Edition biography of this Founding Father from Maryland and Signer of the Declaration of Independence.

"Paca was a member of the lower house of the Maryland Proprietary Assembly from 1767 to 1774. He was a delegate to the First Continental Congress and the Second Continental Congress from Maryland from 1774 to 1779.[2] He was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence in 1776. He was a member of the Maryland Senate from 1776 to 1777, and from 1778 to 1780. He was a judge of the Maryland General Court in 1778. He was a judge of the Court of Appeals in Cases of Capture from 1780 to 1782. He was governor of Maryland from 1782 to 1785. He was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates in 1786. He was influential in establishing Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, in 1786. He was a delegate to the Maryland State Convention of 1788, to vote whether Maryland should ratify the proposed Constitution of the United States.

"Among the other young lawyers in Annapolis at the time was Samuel Chase, who became a close friend and political colleague of Paca. Paca and Chase led local opposition to the British Stamp Act of 1765 and established the Anne Arundel County chapter of the Sons of Liberty."

103pp. Blue cloth with titling in white to front board and spine. Square tight binding. Clean interior. Rear board with some light soiling, else Fine.

The seminal work on the life of this seminal Founding Father.

Price: $75.00