Corona Virus Update
The Princeton meeting scheduled for May 1 has been cancelled. It has been rescheduled for 16-18 Apr 2021 in Princeton. If you were coming and staying in a hotel other than the Nassau Inn, you will need to cancel your room reservations. Also, do not forget to cancel and travel reservations you may have made.
The Philadelphia meeting is on a daily watch to see what the situation will be.
Stay safe, stay apart, wash, wash, and wash some more. We look forward to seeing you again.
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