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Quiz Answered—‘The Promises of the Declaration of Independence Fulfilled’ by Robert E. Winters, Jr.
Tar Heel Junior Historian magazine sponsored a contest for Junior Historians to give the meaning of an allegorical print representing social change in the 1870’s. No Junior Historian answered the quiz, so the magazine went on to give the meaning of the twelve points made in the drawing. There is an appendix giving additional information about the allegory given in the print.
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.