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“Honest John” Hart was a signer of the Declaration of Independence, which Britain considered an act of treason. John’s property was destroyed, and he was forced into hiding at the age of 65. In the middle of winter, John traveled through forests by day and slept in caves by night. When he was finally able to return home, his wife was dead, his 13 children were gone, and shortly after, he fell sick and died alone. Our Founding Fathers paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Help us defend it.
John Hart (c. 1711 – May 11, 1779) was a Delegate from New Jersey to the Continental Congress and a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence.
Samuel Chase (1741-1811) signed the United States Declaration of Independence as a representative of Maryland. The highlights of his judicial career included being Chief Justice of the District Criminal Court in Baltimore and Chief Justice of the Maryland General Court. President George Washington appointed Chase as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States in 1796. He served on the court until his death on June 19, 1811.