Continental Congress

Signer of the Declaration of Independence, diplomat, second President; 1735—1826.
 
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Political philosopher, Boston revolutionary leader, signer of the Declaration of Independence, Massachusetts governor; 1722—1803.
 
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Maryland, senator; 1737—1832.
 
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Lawyer, politician, writer, militia officer, signer of the Declaration of Independence; 1732—1808.
 
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Rhode Island; 1727 - 1820.
 
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Philadelphia printer, writer, scientist, inventor, signer of the Declaration of Independence, diplomat to France; 1706—90.
 
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Signer of the Declaration of Independence, vice president under Madison; 1744—1814.
 
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Boston merchant, signer of the Declaration of Independence, Massachusetts governor; 1737—93.
 
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Lawyer, signer of the Declaration of Independence, CT governor; 1731—96.
 
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Financier, Continental congressman, U.S. senator; 1741/42—1804.
 
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... Washington had made every mistake in the book in the New York campaign. He had misread the enemy’s intentions; he had divided his forces in the face of superior numbers; he had provided no cavalry; he had hesitated almost fatally to get his army out of Manhattan once he grasped the folly of keeping it there; he had allowed Greene to persuade him against his better judgment to keep men in Fort Washington; he had allowed a wealth of precious tents, flour, ordnance, and ammunition at Forts Washington and Lee to fall into enemy hands.

Myron Magnet
The Founders at Home: The Building of America, 1735 - 1817 (2014)