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George Chalmers (1742–1825)

Chalmers, George. A Scottish historian; born at Fochabers, 1742; died in London, May 31, 1825. In 1763 he came to America and settled in Baltimore, where he practiced law for several years. At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, he opposed the action of the colonists; not meeting with success, he returned to England. His writings are political, historical, and biographical. Among his works are: ‘Churchyard Chips Concerning Scotland’; ‘Life of Daniel Defoe’; and ‘Caledonia,’ an account of Scotland from the earliest period (1807–24).