Your kitchen pharmacy  How common culinary herbs and spices  can help you feel better    By Rebekah L. Cowell

Your kitchen pharmacy How common culinary herbs and spices can help you feel better By Rebekah L. Cowell

Second Continental Congress - It was a meeting with all 13 colonies. They wanted to have more truths than war.

Second Continental Congress - It was a meeting with all 13 colonies. They wanted to have more truths than war.

Benjamin Harrison V (April 5, 1726 – April 24, 1791) was an American planter and revolutionary leader from Charles City County, Virginia. Harrison was a representative for Surry County, Virginia (1756-1758) and Charles City County (1766-1776) to the House of Burgesses. He was a Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1777 and, during the Second Continental Congress, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Benjamin Harrison V (April 5, 1726 – April 24, 1791) was an American planter and revolutionary leader from Charles City County, Virginia. Harrison was a representative for Surry County, Virginia (1756-1758) and Charles City County (1766-1776) to the House of Burgesses. He was a Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1777 and, during the Second Continental Congress, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

In John Trumbull's painting Declaration of Independence, the five-man drafting committee is presenting its work to the Continental Congress.

In John Trumbull's painting Declaration of Independence, the five-man drafting committee is presenting its work to the Continental Congress.

Thomas Lynch, Jr., Signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born on August 5, 1749.  While representing South Carolina in the Second Continental Congress, his father, Thomas Lynch Senior suffered a stroke and the SC Legislature elected Thomas Jr. to go to Congress to care for his father and to take over his duties as a delegate.  In poor health himself, Thomas Jr. remained just long enough in Philadelphia to vote for independence and to sign the Declaration of Independence.

Thomas Lynch, Jr., Signer of the Declaration of Independence, was born on August 5, 1749. While representing South Carolina in the Second Continental Congress, his father, Thomas Lynch Senior suffered a stroke and the SC Legislature elected Thomas Jr. to go to Congress to care for his father and to take over his duties as a delegate. In poor health himself, Thomas Jr. remained just long enough in Philadelphia to vote for independence and to sign the Declaration of Independence.

The Assembly Room in Philadelphia's Independence Hall, where the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence

The Assembly Room in Philadelphia's Independence Hall, where the Second Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence

Comic 180: Early America: (Second Continental Congress) covers the "Road to the American Revolution," outbreak of war in the colonies and the early...

Comic 180: Early America: (Second Continental Congress) covers the "Road to the American Revolution," outbreak of war in the colonies and the early...

On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress voted on Lee’s Resolution declaring independence. 12 of the 13 states voted yes, with NY abstaining.

On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress voted on Lee’s Resolution declaring independence. 12 of the 13 states voted yes, with NY abstaining.

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