Friday, June 3, 2011
American independence means religious liberty
- Charles Carroll, letter to G.W. Parke Custis, February 20, 1829, quoted in The Essential Wisdom of the Founding Fathers, edited by Carol Kelly-Gangi (Fall River Press: 2009), pg. 31.
Carroll (1737-1832), a member of the planter aristocracy of Maryland, was the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence.