posted ago by IvermectinWorks ago by IvermectinWorks +964 / -1

The British captured five signers during the war. Edward Rutledge, Thomas Heyward, and Arthur Middleton were captured at the Battle of Charleston in 1780. George Walton was wounded and captured at the Battle of Savannah. Richard Stockton of New Jersey never recovered from his incarceration at the hands of British Loyalists. He died in 1781.

Thomas McKean of Delaware wrote John Adams that he was "hunted like a fox by the enemy — compelled to remove my family five times in a few months …". Abraham Clark of New Jersey had two of his sons captured by the British during the war.

Eleven signers had their homes and property destroyed. Francis Lewis's New York home was razed and his wife taken prisoner. John Hart's farm and mills were destroyed when the British invaded New Jersey, and he died while fleeing capture. Carter Braxton and Nelson, both of Virginia, lent large sums of their personal fortunes to support the war effort but were never repaid.

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IvermectinWorks [S] 3 points ago +3 / -0

The "peaceful" part is completely up to you. It all depends on how many of your rights you're willing to give up with no resistance.

TuckerCarlsonsTie 2 points ago +2 / -0

I’m saying no until they kill me, then, we’ll call it a draw. I’ll give up everything. I’ve been ready to pledge my meager fortune and sacred honor since 2008.

IvermectinWorks [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

I salute you.