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Declaration of Independence Signers

The Declaration of Independence was reported by the special committee on the 28th of June, 1776, and on the 4th of July came before Congress, for final decision, and received the vote of every colony.  The committee appointed to prepare  a declaration of independence selected John Adams and Thomas Jefferson as a sub-committee, with the original draft being made by Thomas Jefferson.  The Declaration of Independence was signed on August 2, 1776, by all members then present at the assembled General Congress.  The following individuals are the original signers of the United States of America's Declaration of Independence:

John Hancock

New Hampshire
Josiah Bartlett
William Whipple
Mathew Thornton

Massachusetts Bay

Samuel Adams
John Adams
Robert Treat Paine
Elbridge Gerry

Rhode Island

Stephen Hopkins
William Ellery

Delaware

Caesar Rodney
Thomas McKean
George Read

Connecticut

Roger Sherman
Samuel Huntington
William Williams
Oliver Wolcott

Maryland 

Samuel Chase
William Paca
Thomas Stone
Charles Carroll, of Carrolton

New York

William Floyd
Philip Livingston
Francis Lewis
Lewis Morris

Virginia

George Wythe
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxcton 

New Jersey 

Richard Stockton
John Witherspoon
Francis Hopkinson
John Hart
Abraham Clark 

North Carolina 

William Hooper
Joseph Hewes
John Penn

Pennsylvania

Robert Morris
Benjamin Rush
Benjamin Franklin
John Morton
George Clymer
James Smith
George Taylor
James Wilson
George Ross

South Carolina 

Edward Rutledge
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Arthur Middleton
 

Georgia

Button Gwinnett
Lyman Hall
George Walton
 

                                                                                                                                                                 

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