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Oliver Wolcott

Born: 12/1/1726

Birthplace: Windsor, Connecticut

Signed On: 10/1776

Signed For: Connecticut

Died: 12/1/1797

Fun Facts:

  • Like John Rogers of Maryland, Wolcott was ill and not in Congress on July 2nd when the vote of the Declaration took place. Unlike Rogers, Wolcott did eventually sign the document some months later, though the exact date in unclear.

  • Wolcott was in New York on July 9th when the news on the Declaration reached the city. A riotous crowd tore down a statue of King George. Wolcott had a portion of the lead shipped to his home where his family melted it down into musket balls for the Continental Army.

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