I believe the Indian to be in body and mind equal to the white man.
— Thomas Jefferson, 1785
Summary to come.
Washington’s aide-de-camp, lawyer, contributor to the Federalist Papers, Secretary of the Treasury; 1755 (or 1757) - 1804.
Lawyer, diplomat, Continental congressman, first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court; 1745 - 1829.
Constitutionalist, congressman, Secretary of State, fourth President; 1751 - 1836.
Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense (1775), urging the colonies to declare their independence, found 150,000 purchasers in a population of less than 3 million — the equivalent today of a sale of 14 million.
— Richard Brookhiser
Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution (2003)
The General Assembly of Rhode Island authorizes enlistment of slaves.
Richard Stockton, U.S. attorney and signer of Declaration of Independence for New Jersey, dies at age 50.
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