Do You Know About Richard Stockton?

Do you know that Richard Stockton was a New Jersey Signer of the Declaration who was captured in November of 1776?   During the invasion of New Jersey, Stockton returned home, to move his family, and he was captured on November 30, 1776, when a local loyalist informed of the British of his location.  He…

Quote of the Day

There are two fundamental motives which inspire human action. The first and most important, to which all else is subordinate, is that of righteousness. There is that in mankind, stronger than all else, which requires them to do right. When that requirement is satisfied, the next motive is that of gain. These are the moral…

Memorial Day Message

  Thank you to all who have served from 1775 until today and gave their lives protecting our freedoms. Memorial Day began after the Civil War to honor those who died in that horrible conflict. In the beginning, it was known as Remembrance Day and no one is sure which state it first occurred but…

Do You Know About Stephen Hopkins?

Do you know that Stephen Hopkins, RI Declaration Signer, served on and off between 1755 and 1766, as Governor of Rhode Island and was involved in a defamation lawsuit? While he was governor, he wrote and published a pamphlet, in 1757, regarding an issue in the French and Indian War.  In this pamphlet, he was…

Quote of the Day

Tyranny of all kinds is to be abhor’d, whether it be in the hands of one, or of the few, or of the many. James Otis, The Rights of the British Colonies Asserted and Proved, 1764

Do You Know About Thomas Stone?

Did you know that Thomas Stone, Maryland Signer of the Declaration of Independence was initially a moderate who favored reconciliation with Great Britain over separation? His position was not unusual as several delegates to the Continental Congress would favor reconciliation over separation until it became evident that Great Britain did not want to peacefully settle…