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.
SIGNERS OF THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE IN THE DAR AMERICANA COLLECTION, William Whipple, New Hampshire. He was born in Kittery in present-day Maine in 1730. He became involved with the patriot movement in 1775 when he was elected to represent his town at the provincial congress.
The Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull (1756–1843) depicting the five-man drafting committee of the Declaration of Independence presenting their work to the Congress. The painting can be found on the back of the U.S. $2 bill. The original hangs in the US Capitol rotunda. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Declaration_independence.jpg #Painting #John_Trumbull #Declaration_of_Independence