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Hart, John (1708-1780) re: signed New Jersey paper currency note

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02471.20 Author/Creator: Hart, John (1708-1780) Place Written: s.l. Type: Document signed Date: 1776/03/25 Pagination: 2 p.

Summary of Content: [signer of Declaration]

Background Information: HART, John, (1713c-1779), Delegate from New Jersey; attended private school; engaged in agricultural pursuits; member of the Provincial Assembly of New Jersey 1761-1771; judge of Hunterdon County courts 1768-1775; member ...of the New Jersey Provincial Congress from May 23, 1775, to June 22, 1776, and was elected vice president on June 16, 1776; member of the committee of safety from August 17 to October 4, 1775, and again from October 28, 1775, to January 31, 1776; Member of the Continental Congress from June 22 to August 30, 1776; a signer of the Declaration of Independence; elected to the first State general assembly under the State constitution in August 1776 and reelected in 1777 and 1778; served as speaker 1776-1778; chairman of the New Jersey Council of Safety in 1777 and 1778. (excerpted from bioguide.congress.gov) See More


Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: Coins and CurrencyFinanceAmerican Statesmen

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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