Whose father was the Rev. Thomas Chase, of English birth, was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, was born in Somerset County, Maryland, on the 17th April, 1741. He was a delegate to the Congress which met in Philadelphia, in September, 1774. In 1776, he received from Congress the mission to Canada, in conjunction with Mr. Carroll and Dr. Franklin. In 1791 he was appointed Chief Justice of the Court of Maryland; and in 1796 was appointed by General Washington an Associate Judge of the Supreme Court of the United States. He died June 19, 1811, aged 71. [P. 7.]
Catalogue of the National Portraits in Independence Hall: comprising many of those of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence and other distinguished persons connected with the early history of the efforts which resulted in the glorious Liberty we now enjoy. Philadelphia. 1856.