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20900
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This article discusses historical assumptions made based on John Adams' account of Continental Congress proceedings. The account states that success of the final vote on and in favor of independence depended on the sudden decision of Joseph Hewes of North Carolina, and examines whether he was in the \"cold party\" or if he was a moderate.
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24570
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Joseph Hewes (1730-1779) was a successful merchant who became involved in politics in North Carolina and eventually went on to sign the Declaration of Independence for North Carolina. He served as a representative of the Continental Congress; this article presents his lasting impacts on the state and in Edenton, the town in which Hewes lived.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 39 Issue 22, April 1972, p6-8, il, por
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22060
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This article examines 18th century Edenton resident, colonial leader, and Continental Congress delegate Joseph Hewes. A Quaker merchant, Hewes was one of the original signers of the Declaration of Independence who died in Philadelphia in 1779 at the age of fifty.
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37858
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Joseph Hewes, a native of New Jersey, came to Edenton, NC at age 25 as a wealthy shipping merchant and had a shipyard. Hewes was elected to the NC Provincial Assembly. In 1775, he was sent to the first Continental Congress as a representative from North Carolina. There he helped create a Continental Navy and was appointed first Secretary of the Naval Board. He signed the Declaration of Independence and the other two delegates signed later. He suffered from malaria during this time and died from exhaustion and overwork at age 49.
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38054
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Several letters from Hon. Joseph Hewes to Gov. Richard Caswell from 1779.
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38417
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Joseph Hewes, a native of New Jersey, was a Quaker and went to Princeton College. Afterwards he became a wealthy merchant and appeared by 1760 in Wilmington, NC as a wealthy shipping merchant. From 1766 to 1775, Hewes was elected to the NC Provincial Assembly. In 1775, he was sent to the Continental Congress as a representative from North Carolina. Hewes broke with the Quakers and pushed for War with England. He signed the Declaration of Independence and was appointed Secretary of Naval Affairs. He was so involved in war work, his health failed and he died in Philadelphia in 1779 from exhaustion and overwork.