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Francis Hopkinson, Designer of the U. S. Flag and Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Francis Hopkinson was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on October 2, 1737. He represented New Jersey in the Continental Congress, where he signed the Declaration of Independence. Hopkinson’s interests extended beyond politics; he was a prolific composer and writer (likely America’s … Continue reading

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