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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.
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.
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.