Signers of the Declaration of Independence
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Discussion Forums > The Club House >

Signers of the Declaration of Independence


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-04-2011, 06:52 PM   #1
I'm a mechanic, I fix problems you didn't know you had, in ways you do not understand
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Cinderocka1989's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Laradise
Posts: 7,305
Liked 4446 Times on 2471 Posts
Likes Given: 194

Default Signers of the Declaration of Independence

I thought this was interesting, my friend sent it to me in an e-mail, some of it I already knew some of it was new to me.

Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men
who signed the Declaration of Independence?

Five signers 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.

They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes,
and their sacred honor.

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.

Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer,
Walton, Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that
the British General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson
home for his headquarters. He quietly urged General
George Washington to open fire. The home was destroyed,
and Nelson died bankrupt.

Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed.
The enemy jailed his wife, and she died within a few months.

John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying.
Their 13 children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill
were laid to waste. For more than a year he lived in forests
and caves, returning home to find his wife dead and his
children vanished.

So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and
silently thank these patriots.

It's not much to ask for the price they paid.

Remember: freedom is never free!

I hope you will show your support by sending this to as many
people as you can, please. It's time we get the word out that patriotism
is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July has more to it than beer,
picnics, and baseball games.

God Bless my soldiers, they're my heroes, all of them.
__________________
3 gallons of crazy in a 2 gallon bucket

Know your limits; exceed them often

That which does not kill me had better run pretty damn fast.

Sticks and stones may break my bones but hollow points expand on impact.
Cinderocka1989 is online now  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 07-04-2011, 06:58 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
TheSadPanda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: St. Louis,Missouri
Posts: 1,454
Liked 460 Times on 315 Posts
Likes Given: 173

Default

Great post! I will most certainly keep this in mind. Thank you.
__________________
"You know what happens to men who go looking for blood? They find it." - Kind Old Man
TheSadPanda is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2011, 07:02 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Gatekeeper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Uniontown,PA
Posts: 3,710
Liked 8 Times on 6 Posts

Default

Nice read!
__________________
----------Gate
______________________________________________
Hellfire, Doom, Watch the hatred spin
Beyond the speed of sound---
Fire it up, Let the engines roll
It's time to burn it down
Gatekeeper is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2011, 07:22 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
canebrake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: 150 miles NE of Sloppy Joe's Bar
Posts: 21,941
Liked 1443 Times on 812 Posts
Likes Given: 1290

Default

Thanks Cinder.
__________________
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...brake02jpg.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...ps18cfbeae.jpg

Get her dirty, then clean her so she starts to respect you. When her trust is complete, she will serve you well for a lifetime!

"...if doves shot back, there wouldn't be a need for a bag limit."
- orangello
canebrake is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2011, 07:40 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Vincine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Adirondack Mts.
Posts: 3,495
Liked 1912 Times on 990 Posts
Likes Given: 1456

Default

Not exactly. Check this link out:

http://www.snopes.com/history/american/pricepaid.asp

Scroll down about a fifth of the way for some other historical notes.
__________________
"Sometimes I pretend to be normal, but it's boring and I go back to being me."
"You might as well be yourself, people won’t like you anyway."
"Tres verbo dictom"

Last edited by Vincine; 07-04-2011 at 08:02 PM.
Vincine is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2011, 07:56 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Alchemist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 266
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Great post... Thanks.
__________________
"If the Earth were made of gold, I guess men would kill for a handful of dirt." - Gary Cooper's last line in the movie THE GARDEN OF EVIL
Alchemist is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2011, 08:12 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Polygon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Utah
Posts: 843
Liked 69 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 117

Default

Awesome post!

I didn't know ANY of that. Which is actually pretty sad.
Polygon is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 12:26 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Trez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: 3-P
Posts: 3,885
Liked 923 Times on 589 Posts
Likes Given: 1029

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Vincine View Post
Not exactly. Check this link out:

snopes.com: The Price They Paid: Signers of Declaration of Independence

Scroll down about a fifth of the way for some other historical notes.
Interesting......
__________________
Quote:
...... I suffer from a very rare genetic defect that causes me to be sympathetic toward the International cause. There is no cure.
Trez is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Independence Day GunDoc Mini-14 Forum 28 08-19-2011 10:00 AM
President Obama removes ‘Creator’ from the Declaration of Independence! Bigcountry02 Politics, Religion and Controversy 1 09-20-2010 05:08 AM
Sacrifices Made for Independence dunerunner The Club House 8 07-10-2009 10:51 PM
Obama's G20 plan kisses off Declaration of Independence Bigcountry02 Politics, Religion and Controversy 8 04-10-2009 03:24 AM
Obama's New Declaration of Independence ScottG Politics, Religion and Controversy 4 01-20-2009 04:35 PM



Newest Threads