CARMICHAEL, William, (granduncle of Richard Bennett Carmichael), a Delegate from Maryland; born at âRound Top,â in Queen Annes County, Md., near Chestertown, Md., birth date unknown; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced in Centerville, Md.; was in London, England, at the beginning of the Revolution; assistant to Silas Deane, secret agent of Congress at Paris, 1776; went to Berlin in American interests in 1776; named secretary to the American commissioners in France in 1777, but did not serve, returning to the United States in May 1778; Member of the Continental Congress, 1778-1779; went to Spain in September 1779 and served as secretary of the legation; appointed ChargÃ© dâAffaires at Madrid, Spain, April 20, 1782-May 1794; died in Madrid, Spain, February 9, 1795; interment in a lot adjoining the Roman Catholic Cemetery.
BibliographyCoe, Samuel Gwynn. The Mission of William Carmichael to Spain. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1928.
Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present