When reenacting or acting as a historical interpreter, its good to have a few historical dates and stories to share. This series will publish a few.

July 4, 1776
accepted by Congress

Richard Henry Lee’s resolution for independence from Great Britain was originally been presented to Congress on June 7.  Hoping for a unanimous vote, Congress delayed the vote until July 1. In the intervening period, a committee (John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, and Thomas Jefferson) was appointed to draft a formal declaration of independence.  This document, which was presented to Congress for review on June 28.  After extensive revision, this document was formally accepted on July 4, 1776.  On August 2, the declaration was signed.

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My goal is to bring history alive through interactive portrayal of ordinary American life in the late 18th Century (1750—1799) My persona are: Journeyman Brewer; Cordwainer (leather tradesman but not cobbler), Statesman and Orator; Chandler (candle and soap maker); Gentleman Scientist; and, Soldier in either the British Regular Army, the Centennial Army, or one of the various Militia. Let me help you experience history 1st hand!

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