Category Archives: North Carolina

John Penn

Many of the signers of the Declaration of Independence have been victims of neglect and distortion, their contributions either ignored or buried under the garble of political bias. Such has been the case of John Penn, a nephew of Edmund … Continue reading

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William Hooper

William Hooper was recognized for his participation in The Declaration of Independence in several areas. His prophetic observation in a letter of 26 April 1774 to his friend James Iredell is often quoted as a landmark of colonial foresight at … Continue reading

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Joseph Hewes

As a signer of the Declaration of Independence Joseph Hewes, with more than twenty years experience as a sailing merchant dealing with Britain, made some outstanding contributions to the founding of the Nation. This has been somewhat ignored in history … Continue reading

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