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  William Paca - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
William Paca (October 30, 1740–October 23, 1799), was a signatory to the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Maryland.
Paca organized politically against a poll-tax imposed by the royal governor prior to the outbreak of the American Revolution and became a prominent leader in the patriot movement.
Paca died in 1799 at his estate of Wye Hall in Queen Anne's County, Maryland and was buried in the family cemetery there.
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 Colonial Hall: Biography of William Paca
William Paca was born on the 31st of October, 1740.
Paca commenced in 1771, at which time he was appointed to represent the county in the popular branch of the legislature.
Paca was appointed chief justice of the supreme court of his state, an office which he continued to exercise with great ability, until 1780, when he was advanced by congress to the still more important office of chief judge of the court of appeals, in prize and admiralty cases.
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 WILLIAMPACA
Contact US William Paca was born in 1740 at Chilbury Hall, near Abingdon in Harford County, Maryland.
From 1778 up until 1782, Paca held positions as chief justice of the State Superior Court and later as chief judge of the circuit of appeals in admiralty and prize cases.
In 1788 Paca was present as a delegate at Maryland’s convention to ratify the Federal Constitution.
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 Paca, William - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
PACA, WILLIAM [Paca, William], 1740-99, political leader in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b.
Paca was governor of Maryland from 1782 to 1785 and was also a judge of state courts and of a U.S. district court.
A glimpse into the home life of William Paca: The William Paca house is revising its displays with an eye toward greater authenticity of daily life.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-paca-wil.html   (289 words)

  
 William Paca
The Paca House was renovated to serve as the new hotel’s lobby.
In 1965 the hotel and historic Paca House were purchased as part of a plan to use the land to construct a new apartment/office complex, destroying the existing hotel and historic Paca House.
William Paca’s records regarding the construction of the house and garden were not available to restoration architects.
www.bsos.umd.edu /anth/arch/PacaGarden/History.htm   (782 words)

  
 William Paca
William was educated in Philadelphia, graduating from the College of Philadelphia in 1759 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and then settled in Annapolis.
A distinguished figure in public life, William Paca served as an Annapolis councilman and mayor, vestryman of St. Anne's Church, delegate from Annapolis to the lower house of the General Assembly, and delegate to the Continental Congress.
Paca was a leader of the patriot cause in Maryland from the initial opposition to the Stamp Act in 1764 through his service in the Congress.
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 William Paca, Signer of Declaration of Independence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
William Paca is regarded as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America.
William Paca was an Episcopalian and a devout Christian.
In 1788, [William Paca] was a member of the convention of Maryland, called to act upon the ratification of the Federaal Constitution.
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 Colonial Hall: Biography of Mary Chew Paca
Mary Chew, who married William Paca in 176I, was the daughter of Samuel Chew and Henrietta Lloyd, and a direct descendant of John Chew, who arrived at Jamestown in 1622, with three servants, on the ship Charitie.
William Paca, at the time of his marriage, was a young lawyer who had just reached his majority, and had been elected a member of the Provincial Assembly.
Paca married a second wife, Miss Anne Harrison, a highly respected young woman of Philadelphia, who died three years later, leaving one child, which did not long survive her.
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William Paca was born October 31, 1740, in Wye Hall, Maryland.
William Paca was famous because he was one of four Marylanders to sign the Declaration of Independence.
William Paca was a Governor of Maryland from 1782 to 1784.
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 Hexapedia - William Paca (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
William Paca (October 30, 1740–October 23, 1799), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Maryland.
He was born in Abingdon, Maryland from a family of ancient Italian ancestry, and home-schooled.
There are two elementary school named for Paca, both in Mayland; one is in Landover and the other in Baltimore.
www.hexafind.com.cob-web.org:8888 /encyclopedia/William_Paca   (244 words)

  
 Minutes of Washington Section June 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
at the William Paca House, Annapolis MD The June Institute of Navigation Washington Section meeting was held at the William Paca House in Annapolis MD. The meeting had 21 full attendees, 1 student attendee, and 1 guest (speaker).
The William Paca House was constructed between 1763 and 1765.
The town's first five-part Georgian house was built by William Paca, a young lawyer who later was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a three-term governor of Maryland.
www.ion.org /sections/washington/june_2004_minutes.cfm   (609 words)

  
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William was a sophisticated man who graduated from the College of Philadelphia, in 1759.
Although Paca was very well-liked and respected by all who knew him, the delegates did not relish his close ties with Samuel Chase, his school-days friend and fellow delegate from Maryland.
William Paca died in 1799, at the age of fifty-nine.
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 William Paca
Delegate to the Maryland Legislature, 1771; Member of the Committee of Correspondence, Patriot Leader; Elected to Continental Congress, 1774-78, Chief Justice of Maryland, 1778; Elected Governor of Maryland, 1782; Federal District Judge for the State of Maryland, 1789-99.
William Paca was born in Abington, Maryland on the thirty first of October, 1740.
He was tutored at home in the classics before attending Philadelphia College at age fifteen, where he graduated at eighteen with a Masters degree.
www.ushistory.org /declaration/signers/paca.htm   (236 words)

  
 National Park Service - Signers of the Declaration (William Paca)
William Paca was one of the earliest Revolutionaries in a conservative colony.
The second son of a prominent planter-landowner, Paca was born, probably of Italian descent, in 1740 at Chilbury Hall, near Abingdon in Harford County, Md. He received his early education from private tutors and at the age of 15 matriculated at the College of Philadelphia (later part of the University of Pennsylvania).
Paca, aiding Chase and Carroll, drummed up enough support on the home front to persuade the convention to change its mind and bring Maryland into the affirmative column in the congressional voting on July 1-2, 1776.
www.cr.nps.gov /history/online_books/declaration/bio36.htm   (658 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for paca
Paca, William PACA, WILLIAM [Paca, William], 1740-99, political leader in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b.
Paca was governor of Maryland from 1782 to 1785 and was also a
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 William Paca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
William Paca (October 30, 1740 - October 23, 1799), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Maryland.
He was born in Abingdon, Maryland, and home-schooled.
A large rodent (Agouti paca), with dark brown or fl fur, a white or yellowish underbelly and rows of white spots along its sides, native to Central America and South America.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-William_Paca.html   (311 words)

  
 National Constitution Center - Centuries of Citizenship - Most members of Congress sign Declaration of Independence
William Paca, a fourth-generation resident of Maryland whose ancestors had emigrated from Italy, supported the American Revolution.
Paca, with other anti-Federalists, believed that the Constitution didn’t provide enough safeguards to protect the states from the power of the national government.
Paca later became a supporter of the new national government and accepted an appointment as a federal judge.
www.constitutioncenter.org /timeline/html/cw01_11888.html   (193 words)

  
 PACA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mountain Paca -- a rodent inhabiting mountainous regions of Central and South America.
William Paca -- a signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence
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 washingtonpost.com: 1.Paca House
A few blocks away from the City Council chambers stands the William Paca House, at 186 Prince George St. This mural, which is not on display, was painted on the walls of a tap room that was added in the 19th century when the mansion was converted to a hotel.
Present at the ceremony were such luminaries as Thomas Jefferson, William Paca, Charles Carroll and Mollie Ridout, daughter of former Gov. Samuel Ogle, and the only woman present.
Old Ironsides' skipper, Capt. William Bainbridge, received a Gold Medal from Congress (predecessor of the Medal of Honor), and the lieutenant in charge of the marine contingent of snipers and boarding party, John Contee, received enough prize money for him to resign his commission and build a farm near South River.
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 Bay Weekly: Bay Life
Gliding across the graceful grounds of the Paca House on the Fourth of July are men and women dressed in 18th century attire.
But in that lineup, July 4’s free, no-reservation-required celebration is their casual sack-race of events and one of which Paca, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, would likely approve.
Even before the gate of the Paca House opened for the celebration, a Revolutionary War reenactor in his brown, frontiersman uniform stood sentry, introducing the gathered group to his clothes, haversack and musket.
www.bayweekly.com /year04/issuexii27/lifexii27.html   (1324 words)

  
 William Paca
PACA, William, signer of the Declaration of Independence, born in Wyehall, Harford County, Maryland, 31 October, 1740; died there in 1799.
He was the descendant of a wealthy planter on the east shore of Maryland, in which state the family had resided for several generations.
Paca's congressional career he was embarrassed by the opposition of his constituents to a separation from Great Britain, and it was not till June, 1776, that the Maryland convention withdrew their restrictions upon the votes of their delegates in congress.
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 William Paca - enyclopaedia article about William Paca   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
William Paca - enyclopaedia article about William Paca
Summary: William Paca (October 30, 1740 - October 23, 1799), was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Maryland.
He was born in Abington, Maryland, and home-schooled.
www.pro-researcher.co.uk /encyclopaedia/english/william_paca   (268 words)

  
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Annapolis, MD The five-part Georgian residence that stands out as one of Annapolis' most elegant landmarks was built as a town home for a wealthy young planter named William Paca.
The historical sight known as the William Paca House and Garden consists of a two-acre garden adjacent to the 18th-century mansion that once housed this signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Changing exhibits highlight different aspects of everyday life in the 1760s and 1770s for William Paca, his wife, Mary, and other members of their household.
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 Site 3: William Paca House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Originally designed to be the town home for wealthy planter and statesman William Paca, this elegant five-part Georgian mansion was constructed between 1763 and 1765.
William Faris, a silversmith and resident of Annapolis during the end of the 18th Century.
As you leave the William Paca House, notice the ancient white mulberry on the front brick patio.
www.dnr.state.md.us /forests/programs/urban/toa/site3.html   (515 words)

  
 PACA, William (1740-1799) Guide to Research Papers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Most are requests from various persons, e.g., a British prisoner asking for his freedom and permission to settle in Annapolis with his family, a Maryland Representative writing on behalf of a woman seeking restitution for personal losses to the British, and a Baltimore man seeking an official pass to visit New York City on business.
The order is signed by Governor William Paca and members of his council on January 16, 1784.
The letter is in the hand of William Paca and is co-signed by fellow Continental Congressmen Thomas Johnson and Stephen Hopkins.
bioguide.congress.gov /scripts/guidedisplay.pl?index=P000001   (409 words)

  
 William Paca House in Annapolis, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
William Paca House in Annapolis, MD museumstuff.com :: museums :: William Paca House
-- Georgian mansion built between 1763 and 1765 by William Paca, signer of the Declaration of Independence and Governor of Maryland.
PAGE OVERVIEW: -- Provides general information about William Paca House, which may include web site and contact information, as well as description and collections info for those planning to visit William Paca House..
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