-William Paca was born in October 1740 near Abingdon, Maryland. He was the second born of seven children to John and Elizabeth Paca. William and his elder brother attended the Philadelphia Academy together.
-After finishing at the academy, Paca attended the College of Philadelphia and graduated with his Masters of Arts degree.
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-Samuel Chase was born to Reverend Thomas and Matilda Chase near Princess Anne, Maryland in 1741.
-Chase was educated at home and then moved to Annapolis where he studied law. In 1761, he was admitted to the bar and started his own law practice.
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-Charles Carroll was born in September 1737 in Maryland to Charles Carroll and Elizabeth Brooke.
-At a young age Carroll received his education from the Bohemia Mano and at the age of eleven, was sent to France to finish his education on at the College of Omer. He graduated in 1755. He stayed in Europe and studied law before returning to Maryland in 1765.
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-Caesar Rodney was born in October 1728 and was the eldest of eight children. At the age of 17, though, Rodney’s father died and his guardianship was handed over to the Delaware Orphan’s Court.
-Rodney began his education at age thirteen and ended at the age of seventeen, when his father died. He attended the Latin School in Philadelphia.
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