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George Wythe, a Signer of the Declaration of Independence Who Was Poisoned by His Heir

George Wythe (pronounced “with”) was born in 1726 (the second son of three children) at Chesterville in what is now Hampton, Virginia. His father was Thomas Wythe, a planter who died soon after George’s birth. Wythe was reared by his … Continue reading

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