Signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence, sixth president of the Continental Congress

Reference

Richard Henry Lee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Richard Henry Lee (January 20, 1732-June 19, 1794) was the sixth President of the United States in Congress assembled under the Articles of Confederation, holding office from November 30, 1784 to November 22, 1785. He was preceded in office by Thomas Mifflin and succeeded by John Hancock. ..."

Born

20 Jan 1732, in Stratford, Westmoreland County, Virginia

Died

19 Jun 1794, in Chantilly, Westmoreland County, Virginia

Biography

A Biography of Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794), by James A. Pavolini, 5 May 2003
"From Revolution to Reconstruction", Department of Humanities Computing, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Richard Henry Lee: 1732-1794, by John Vinci, 2 Jan 2004
Colonial Hall
Richard Henry Lee
Stratford Hall Plantation
Richard Henry Lee
ushistory.org, Independence Hall Association

Writings

Journals of the Continental Congress: Resolution of Richard Henry Lee; June 7, 1776, 7 Jun 1776
The Avalon Project, Yale Law School
"Resolved, That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved."
Related Topic: Thirteen Colonies
Letters from the Federal Farmer, 1787
"Observations Leading to a Fair Examination of the System of Government Proposed by the Late Convention; and to Several Essential and Necessary Alterations in it, in a Number of Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republican"