Button Gwinnett and Francis Lightfoot Lee

Button Gwinnett

Button Gwinnett was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. He had a mercantile

Gwinnett
Gwinnett

kind of education. He was born at Down Hatherly, England in 1735. He was a tall, and noble man. He had a lot of work throughout his life. Some was, he was the commander of the Georgia Continental Battalion. Also he was elected to the Continental Congress in 1776. He was also the president of the Georgia Council of Safety, that was in 1777. He was the son of a Welsh clergyman and an English mother. He came to America, residing in Charleston, and in 1765 acquired a large amount of land in Georgia. He was in a political rivalry with Lachlan McIntosh, who was a soldier and leader. Button was a respected figure. After signing The Declaration of Independence he returned home. He was also the head of the Georgia Militia. He had served in the Georgia legislature. He had tried to invade Florida, to secure Georgia's southern border. On May 19, 1777 Button Gwinnett.

Francis Lightfoot Lee

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Lee

Francis Lightfoot Lee was a signer of The Declaration of Independence. He was born October 14, 1734 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He a lot of work throughout his life some was, he was a member of The Virginia House of Burgesses in 1765-1775. He was also elected into The Continental Congress, he was there from 1775-1779. He was also a member of The Virginia Senate. He had a private education. He was the brother of R.H. Lee. He was educated at home by Dr. Craig, a country gentlemen. He was a noted radical, on the side of Patrick Henry in opposing The Stamp Act. He joined a group that called for general congress and a Virginia convention in 1774. He attended the convention and that year he was sent to The First Continental Congress. He represented his state there until 1779, working on numerous committees. He retired from the Congress in 1779 and returned to his home.