Saturday, July 09, 2011

Signers II

July 9 is the anniversary of the signing of the Articles of Confederation, in the sense that the first signers signed on this day (for a number of reasons, the signing of the Articles stretched out for quite some time). I thought I'd put up a list of signers of the Articles to go with the post on the signers of the Declaration of Independence. I have bolded those who also signed the Constitution, and italicized those who also signed the Declaration.

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Josiah Bartlett, John Wentworth Jr.

MASSACHUSETTS
John Hancock, Samuel Adams, Elbridge Gerry, Francis Dana, James Lovell, Samuel Holten

RHODE ISLAND
William Ellery, Henry Marchant, John Collins

CONNECTICUT
Roger Sherman, Samuel Huntington, Oliver Wolcott, Titus Hosmer, Andrew Adams

NEW YORK
James Duane, Francis Lewis, William Duer, Gouverneur Morris

NEW JERSEY
John Witherspoon, Nathaniel Scudder

PENNSYLVANIA
Robert Morris, Daniel Roberdeau, John Bayard Smith, William Clingan, Joseph Reed

DELAWARE
Thomas Mckean, John Dickinson, Nicholas Van Dyke

MARYLAND
John Hanson, Daniel Carroll

VIRGINIA
Richard Henry Lee, John Banister, Thomas Adams, John Harvie, Francis Lightfoot Lee

NORTH CAROLINA
John Penn, Cornelius Harnett, John Williams

SOUTH CAROLINA
Henry Laurens, William Henry Drayton, John Matthews, Richard Hutson, Thomas Heyward Jr.

GEORGIA
John Walton, Edward Telfair, Edward Langworthy

Georgia stands out as the only state whose list of signers for each of the three documents has no overlap. And as I mentioned before, Dickinson was a delegate for the Declaration but refused to sign it.

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