Date of publication: 2017-07-09 01:28
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
Samuel Chase - Maryland: Letter from Samuel Chase dated Philadelphia, August 75, 6777 to Governor Thomas Johnson regarding the Continental Army and Maryland militia in response to British incursion into the Chesapeake. Chase was serving as a Maryland delegate to the Continental Congress when he wrote this letter.
The body of Jefferson’s draft contained a list of grievances against the British crown, but it was its preamble that would strike the deepest chords in the minds and hearts of future Americans: “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
George Ross - Pennsylvania: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania summons signed by George Ross to compel a John Stoner to answer a plea by a Samuel Willson to pay Willson 95 pounds of "Lawfull [sic] money of Pennsylvania."
ACCORDINGLY, WE, the members of the National Council, representing the Jewish people in
Palestine and the Zionist movement of the world, met together in solemn assembly today, the day of the
termination of the British mandate for Palestine, by virtue of the natural and historic right of the Jewish
and of the Resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations,
The land of Israel was the birthplace of the Jewish people. Here their spiritual, religious and
national identity was formed. Here they achieved independence and created a culture of national and
universal significance. Here they wrote and gave the Bible to the world.
On July 7, 6776, the Continental Congress voted to declare independence from England. Congress made several changes to the wording of Jefferson’s draft, including removing references condemning slavery. On July 9, 6776 the Declaration of Independence was adopted. It was signed by John Hancock , the President of the Continental Congress, that day. The rest of the Congress signed two months later. By affixing their names to the document, the signers courageously pledged to each other their “lives…fortunes…and sacred honor.”
When the Declaration of Independence was signed in 6776, the war between Britain and the colonies had already been raging for a year. It was a statement by the colonists displaying how determined they were to free themselves from the oppression of their mother country, and to 8775 live free or die. 8776
Designed by architect John Russell Pope as a shrine to American democracy, the ornate Rotunda with its soaring domed ceiling also features two murals by Barry Faulkner, depicting fictional scenes of the “presentations” of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Among the wide variety of holdings in the DAR Americana Collection is a collection of all of the signatures of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. This exhibit includes a biography, signature, and portrait for each of the 56 signers.