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Signers of the Declaration of Independence of the United States


Benjamin Rush, signer of Declaration of Independence, Smithsonian American Art Museum


The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart. Benjamen Franklin


John Hancock (USA Important man, signed the Declaration of Independence) by John Singleton Copley


The Declaration of Independence: With Portraits of the Signers

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Declaration of Independence Reading from the Old State House Boston Massachusetts Vintage Linen Postcard

On July 8, 1776, the citizens of Philadelphia were summoned to the State House Yard by the bells of the city. At noon, Colonel John Nixon publicly read the Declaration of Independence for the first time

Button Gwinnett, GA, Signer of Declaration of Independence

Picture of Samuel Augustus Maverick, one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence in 1836. Source: Wikipedia. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Descendant of Texas Declaration of Independence Signer Dies.”


George Clymer (1739-1813) was one of the first Patriots to advocate complete independence from Britain. As a Pennsylvania representative, he was a signer of both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.

As a wealthy merchant, Robert Morris was one of the main financiers of the American Revolutionary War. He was also a signatory of the Declaration of Independence and a delegate to the Second Continental Congress. Read more at!