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Among the numerous patriotic societies of America, none holds a more distinguished and unique position than does this one.
The Declaration of Independence stands out, not only as the greatest document in the history of this country, but together with Magna Carta and the Bill of Rights, ranks as one of the three greatest documents of the English-speaking world. The fifty-six Signers of the Declaration were inspired by as high a patriotic purpose as humanity has ever known. No other patriotic act has ever achieved such success or produced such beneficial and far-reaching results.
It is, therefore, extremely fitting, that the direct lineal descendants of the men who inscribed their names upon the first page of the history of the United States of America should form an association devoted to the promotion of the ideas expressed in the Declaration.
For this purpose the society was founded, and its object, as set forth in its Constitution is “to strengthen in American life the principles set forth in the Declaration of Independence, and to perpetuate the memory of those men who, in signing that Declaration, mutually pledged their Lives, their Fortunes, and their Sacred Honor in the cause of Liberty.”
Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence