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Joseph Hewes: Influential North Carolinian of the Patriot cause

A native of New Jersey, Joseph Hewes moved to Edenton, North Carolina in his thirties where he earned an honorable reputation and signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776 on behalf of the state. William Hooper and John Penn also signed the Declaration on behalf of North Carolina.

Hewes was appointed to two committees at the Continental Congress and was elected to represent North Carolina as a member of Congress multiple times.

Joseph Hewes dedicated many years of his life to the Patriot cause and served North Carolina in Congress until his death in 1779.

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