Summary of Content: Title is printed by hand on mauve colored wrapper, ”Caroli Carroll, Liber Anno 1752.” Latin school exercise book. Contains rhetoric and poetry exercises in Latin. Signed ”Charles Carroll” twice on the last page.
Background: According to the provenance, this exercise book was used by Carroll as a student at the Jesuit College de St. Omer in French Flanders. Carroll, an early advocate of the colonies’ separation from England, was a Maryland delegate to the Continental Congress from Maryland 1776-1778 and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.