[funsec] What Happened to The 56 Men Who Signed the Declarationof Independence ?

Gadi Evron ge at linuxbox.org
Wed Jul 4 16:07:30 CDT 2007


On 2007-07-04 16:48-0400, Alex Eckelberry wrote:
>Alas, it is not the complete story
> 
>http://www.snopes.com/history/american/pricepaid.asp
> 

Talk about missing the point by not reading through.

Good first paragraph would have helped. It losses the strong effect, but
makes sure people will read.


> 
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>________________________________
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>From: funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org [mailto:funsec-bounces at linuxbox.org] On Behalf Of Dennis Henderson
>Sent: Wednesday, July 04, 2007 4:09 PM
>To: Paul Ferguson
>Cc: funsec at linuxbox.org
>Subject: Re: [funsec] What Happened to The 56 Men Who Signed the Declarationof Independence ?
>
>
>On 7/4/07, Paul Ferguson <fergdawg at netzero.net> wrote:
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>	Happy Birthday, America.
>	
>	Via Defense Tech.
>	
>	[snip]
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>	Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the
>	Declaration of Independence?
>	
>	Five were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they
>	died.
>	
>	Twelve had their homes ransacked and burned. 
>	
>	Two lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another had two sons
>	captured.
>	
>	Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the
>	Revolutionary War.
>	
>	What kind of men were they? 
>	
>	Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists. Eleven were merchants, nine were
>	farmers and large plantation owners: men of means, well educated. But they
>	signed the Declaration of Independence knowing full well that the penalty 
>	would be death if they were captured.
>	
>	Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader saw his ships
>	swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and properties to
>	pay his debts and died in rags. 
>	
>	Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced to move his
>	family almost constantly. He served in the Congress without pay, and his
>	family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken from him, and poverty 
>	was his reward.
>	
>	[snip]
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>	More:
>	http://www.defensetech.org/archives/003581.html
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>	- - ferg
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>God Bless their will and perseverence!
> 
>Happy 4th!
> 
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