Let no one say the past is dead. The past is all about us and within. It is a politically active intelligentsia I think they are the most interesting group to emerge from the political point of view in the whole of the Aboriginal community in Australia. The antipathy of the historical and anthropological establishment toward the urban, militant activists of Redfern, Fitzroy and South Brisbane seems equaled only by an apparent lack of knowledge of events that occurred in these effectively 'closed' communities during the late 60s and early 70s.
A brick and tile layer, he owned several houses and parcels of land. Grandfather Samuel had five children: Thomas, Richard, Samuel, Bridget and Mary. Richard, the eldest became an Anglican priest, and Mary, the younger daughter, married an Anglican priest.
Richard emigrated in and became a close friend and chaplain of Lord Baltimore. Samuel Chase had ensured that young Thomas was given a classical education, and Thomas graduated from both Eton and Cambridge. At Eton, he earned honors in both Latin and Hebrew; later, at Cambridge, he studied medicine and earned a Bachelor of Physics degree.
He returned to Eton and taught Latin and Hebrew. Apparently tiring of the academic life, he took passage to the West Indies island of St.
Thomas to practice medicine. He was ordained in February Her Grandfather and Father were prominent merchants and planters in Somerset County. She left a strong little boy named Samuel, to fight his way through an uncompromising world. Thomas and his young son moved to Baltimore where Thomas established residence in the home of the former Rector and bought his library and clerical vestments.
His meager resources drove him to accelerate his studies and to explore additional sources of income; however, there are scant references to his success in these endeavors. During his four years of apprenticeship in the firm of Holland and Hall, Samuel had an active social life in Annapolis, making friends with young men and finally being accepted into one of the social clubs that were the hallmarks of gentlemen.
He met William Paca, the son of a wealthy Harford County family. The two forged a friendship that lasted a lifetime. Samuel was gregarious and impetuous, while William was more inclined to stay in the background and influence others through his writings.
Later, both would become principals in the Rebellion, both would sign The Declaration of Independence, and William would become Governor of Maryland. Still not on his own as an attorney, Chase met young Ann Nancy Baldwin.
They were married on 2 May Their first child, a daughter, was born 14 February They had seven children, four of whom lived to adulthood. Chase was admitted to the Bar in March In his early years of practice, Chase was forced to take cases that other more practiced attorneys shunned, viz.
He represented these citizens, either pro bono or with paltry compensations. Often, through trial postponement and stays of execution, he enabled his clients to get back on their feet and to repay what they owed.
The City of Annapolis was created a municipal corporation by a charter in They needed a leader to become a major political entity. In OctoberChase worked with the constituents of two tradesmen seeking seats on the Council.
He won a highly-contested, vicious, nasty election. His ability to put together a political force was demonstrated in this election. Chase had mobilized the politically disaffected ,along with his existing constituency, to establish a dominant political entity.
Popular with one faction and feared by the other, he could not be ignored by anyone. Opposition to the Stamp Act spread throughout the Colonies, and even more so into Maryland where Lord Baltimore saw the Stamp Act as a direct violation of the charter that promised Maryland immunity from taxation by the Crown.
Massachusetts citizens found a loophole. The Act could not go into effect without stamped paper; therefore, the tax could not be collected if the stamped paper could not be distributed. They seized upon the idea to convince the appointed distributor to resign, so that no stamped paper could be available.
So, in Augustthe distributor was forced to resign by a sizeable and angry Boston mob. When this news arrived in Maryland, the precedent for action had been established.
An Annapolis merchant, Zachariah Hood, had been appointed to distribute the stamped paper throughout Maryland. On 26 August a large crowd gathered in Annapolis and quickly turned into a mob, with Samuel Chase as the ringleader.• the company secretary’s role could be fulfilled in strikingly different ways, varying from a full-time highly influential officer of the The Signif icance of the Company Secretary in Hong Kong’s listed companies % Hong Kong Hong Kong.
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