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Joseph Hewes, the Bachelor Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Joseph Hewes was born in Princeton, New Jersey, but he amassed his fortune in a shipping business located in Wilmington, North Carolina. When the revolution broke out, Hewes placed his ships at the service of the Continental Army. Unfortunately because … Continue reading

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