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Oliver Wolcott

American History, Christian Calendar (Holidays), Christian History, December Articles, Signers of Declaration of Independence

December 1, 1797 Death of Oliver Wolcott, Signer of Declaration of Independence Oliver Wolcott (November 20, 1726 – December 1, 1797) was a signer of the United States Declaration of Independence and also the Articles of Confederation as a representative of Connecticut and the fourth Governor of...Read more... Read more... -->

Elbridge Gerry

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November 23, 1814 Death of Signer, Elbridge Gerry Elbridge Gerry (July 17, 1744 – November 23, 1814) was an American statesman and diplomat. He is the only signer of the Declaration of Independence who is buried in Washington,...Read more... Read more... -->

John Witherspoon

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November 15, 1794 Death of Signer, John Witherspoon John Knox Witherspoon (February 5, 1723 – November 15, 1794) was a Scots Presbyterian minister and a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence[1] as a representative of New Jersey. As president of the College of New Jersey (1768–94; now Princeton University), he trained many leaders of the early nation and was the only active clergyman and the only college president to sign the...Read more... Read more... -->

American Matriarchs—Wives of the Signers

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$10 @ Amazon Store All the signers of the Declaration of Independence suffered financial loss having joined the cause of freedom, and in some cases, they sustained complete fiscal ruin. These men were not alone in their sufferings, for their wives, children, and other family members were similarly objects of British wrath. Absent from historical records, however, are laments on the part of the signers’ wives concerning the cause to which their husbands had given their lives and fortunes. As noted by the authors, “Such troubles must have fallen heavily upon the women of the...Read more... Read more... -->

Charles Carroll

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November 14, 1832 Death of Signer, Charles Carroll Charles Carroll (September 19, 1737 – November 14, 1832), known as Charles Carroll of Carrollton or Charles Carroll III to distinguish him from his similarly-named relatives, was a wealthy Maryland planter and an early advocate of independence from Great Britain. He served as a delegate to the Continental Congress and Confederation Congress and later as first United States Senator for Maryland. He was the only Catholic and the longest-lived (and last surviving) signatory of the Declaration of Independence, dying at the age of 95, at his city...Read more... Read more... -->

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"Forasmuch as it is the indispensable duty of all men to adore the superintending providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge with gratitude their obligation to him for benefits received, and to implore such farther blessings as they stand in need of...It is therefore recommended to the legislative or executive powers of these United States, to set apart Thursday, the eighteenth day of December next, for solemn thanksgiving and praise; that with one heart and one voice the good people may express the grateful feelings of their hearts, and consecrate themselves to the service of their divine benefactor... "
– Congressional Prayer Proclamation
Journals of Congress, 9:854-855
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