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Charles Carroll’s Mission to the Canadians, 1776


Acting on instructions from the Continental Congress, Charles Carroll of Carrollton, accompanied by his cousin John Carroll , Benjamin Franklin, and Samuel Chase, went to Canada to try to persuade the Canadians to join the American Colonies in the fight for Independence, but his mission proved fruitless. This illustration was one of a series of patriotic-themed drawings that were included in a published pamphlet on Maryland history. J. Carroll Mansfield was notable for his many historical and patriotic murals, drawings, and paintings in the 1930s and 1940s. Verso: "Drawn Expressly for the Wheeler Leaflets on Maryland History. Chapter on Charles Carroll of Carrolton. and presented by the artist J. Carroll Mansfield 350 East 57th Street New York, 22, N.Y. June 9, 1945."


circa 1930-1940


Pen, ink, pencil, and wash on bristolboard


9.875 x 14.125 inches

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