On June 11, , anticipating that the vote for independence would be favorable, Congress appointed a committee to draft a declaration: Thomas Jefferson of.
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Short biographies on each of the 56 Declaration signers ; Delaware: George Read | Caesar Rodney | Thomas McKean | ; Pennsylvania: George Clymer | Benjamin.
When writing the first draft of the Declaration, Jefferson primarily drew upon two sources: his own draft of a preamble to the Virginia Constitution and George.
Josiah Bartlett - New Hampshire: Josiah Bartlett was the first delegate to vote for independence and the second signer after John Hancock. On July 4, the Declaration of Independence was adopted. John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress, signed it that day. The rest of the Congress. The declaration was signed by 56 of America's Founding Fathers, congressional representatives from New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence.