THE PRICE THEY PAID
Of the 56 men
that signed the Declaration of Independence, those closest to
the British forces paid the most dearly for signing the
treasonous and illegal Declaration of Independence. All 56
signers faced death by hanging.
Francis Lewis had his
home and estate plundered. His wife was captured and brutalized,
later dying from the effects of bad treatment.
William Floyd and his family were unable to return to their
pillaged home for seven years.
Philip Livingston was forced to leave his family and died alone
Lewis Morris and family spent the entire war in exile, their
vast estate and fortune destroyed.
"Honest John" Hart left his dying wife and 13 children behind,
hiding in caves and forests. Years later he returned to
find his wife's grave, his 13 children gone. He died
alone, a broken man in 1779.
Richard Stockton was brutally beaten upon capture, and
mistreated in prison. He died in 1781 a despondent 51 year-old.
Robert Morris lent his vast fortune and credit to the cause.
He died broke in 1806.
William Ellery had his home and property looted.
Thomas Lynch Jr. sought vacation to aid his failing health,
dying in a shipwreck.
Thomas Heyward, Edward Rutledge and Arthur Middleton lost their
vast fortunes while in prison. Mrs. Heyward died while her
husband was imprisoned.
Thomas Nelson Jr., despite failing health, served as a commander
in the militia, and spent his personal fortune on the cause.
At the battle of Yorktown, he ordered his own home destroyed by
cannon fire while it was occupied by the British.
Abraham Clark was notified his two sons were captured and being
brutally tortured while in prison. The British offered
Clark his two sons freedom if he would renounce his signature on
the Declaration of Independence. With a heavy heart he
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