The Declaration of Independence - July 4, 1776





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Published on Feb 19, 2008

A Brief History of the drafting and signing of the Declaration of Independence. The speaker discusses, in some detail, the creating of 1820 the wet ink transfer of the Declaration of Independence which rendered the one and only original signed manuscript virtually illegible.

John Hancock - www.JohnHancock.org

Charles Thomson - www.CharlesThomson.com

New Hampshire - Signers
Josiah Bartlett - www.JosiahBartlett.com
Matthew Thornton - www.MatthewThornton.net
William Whipple - www.WilliamWhipple.com

Massachusetts - Signers
John Adams - www.John-Adams.org
Samuel Adams - www.SamuelAdams.net
Elbridge Gerry - www.ElbridgeGerry.com
John Hancock.org - www.JohnHancock.org
Robert Treat Paine -www.RobertTreatPaine.com

Connecticut - Signers
Samuel Huntington - www.SamuelHuntington.org
Roger Sherman - www.RogerSherman.net
William Williams - www.WilliamWilliams.com
Oliver Wolcott - www.OliverWolcott.com

Rhode Island - Signers
William Ellery - www.WilliamEllery.com
Stephen Hopkins.com - www.StephenHopkins.com

New York - Signers
William Floyd - www.WilliamFloyd.net
Francis Lewis - www.FrancisLewis.com
Philip Livingston - www.PhilipLivingston.com
Lewis Morris - www.LewisMorris.com

New Jersey - Signers
Abraham Clark - www.AbrahamClark.com
John Hart -- www.JohnHart.net
Francis Hopkinson -- www.FrancisHopkinson.com
Richard Stockton - www.RichardStockton.net
John Witherspoon - www.JohnWitherspoon.com

Pennsylvania - Signers
GeorgeClymer - www.GeorgeClymer.com
Benjamin Franklin -- www.BenjaminFranklin.org
Robert Morris - www.Robert-Morris.com
John Morton -- www.JohnMorton.net
George Ross -- www.GeorgeRoss.net
Benjamin Rush -- www.BenjaminRush.com
James Smith - www.James-Smith.net
GeorgeTaylor -- www.GeorgeTaylor.net
James Wilson -- www.JamesWilson.org

Delaware - Signers
Thomas McKean -- www.ThomasMcKean.com
George Read -- www.GeorgeRead.org
Caesar Rodney -- www.CaesarRodney.net

Maryland- Signers
Charles Carroll of Carrollton -- www.CharlesCarrollofCarrollton.com
Samuel Chase -- www.SamuelChase.com
William Paca -- www.WilliamPaca.com
Thomas Stone -- www.ThomasStone.com

Virginia - Signers
Carter Braxton -- www.CarterBraxton.net
Benjamin Harrison -- www.BenjaminHarrison.com
Thomas Jefferson -- www.Thomas-Jefferson.net
Francis Lightfoot Lee -- www.FrancisLightfootLee.com
Richard Henry Lee -- www.RichardHenryLee.com
Thomas Nelson Jr -- www.ThomasNelsonJr.com
George Wythe -- www.GeorgeWythe.net

North Carolina - Signers
Joseph Hewes -- www.JosephHewes.com
William Hooper -- www.WilliamHooper.com
John Penn -- www.JohnPenn.com

South Carolina - Signers
Thomas Heyward Jr -- www.ThomasHeywardJr.com
Thomas Lynch Jr -- www.ThomasLynchJr.com
Arthur Middleton -- www.ArthurMiddleton.org
Edward Rutledge -- www.EdwardRutledge.com

Georgia - Signers
Button Gwinnett -- www.ButtonGwinnett.com
Lyman Hall -- www.Lyman-Hall.com
GeorgeWalton -- George Walton.com

Continental Army Commander in Chief
George Washington - www.George-Washington.org

Declaration Printed - July 4, 1776
JohnDunlap -- www.JohnDunlap. net

Declaration Printed - January 1777
Mary Katherine Goddard -- www.MaryKatherineGoddard.com

Engrossed Declaration - Signed Aug. 2, 1776
Timothy Matlack - www.TimothyMatlack.com

Wet Ink Transfer Declaration -1823
William J Stone - www.WilliamJStone.com

City Tavern, Carpenters Hall, Pennsylvania State House, Henry Fite House, Lancaster Court House, York Court House, College Hall, Prospect House, Nassau Hall, Maryland State House, French Arms Tavern, New York City Hall, Fraunces Tavern


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