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Judy Ekstrom
Judy Ekstrom • 2 years ago

SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE IN THE DAR AMERICANA COLLECTION: Matthew Thornton, New Hampshire. One of the last delegates to sign the Declaration of Independence. He arrived at the Second Continental Congress three months after the formal signing on Aug. 2, 1776. In 1775 he drafted a plan of government that became New Hampshire's first constitution.

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