John Dickinson

John Dickinson John Dickinson (November 13 [Julian calendar November 2] 1732 – February 14, 1808), a Founding Father of the United States, was a solicitor and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Delaware, known as the "Penman of the Revolution" for his twelve ''Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania'', published individually in 1767 and 1768. As a member of the First Continental Congress, where he was a signee to the Continental Association, Dickinson drafted most of the 1774 Petition to the King, and then, as a member of the Second Continental Congress, wrote the 1775 Olive Branch Petition. When these two attempts to negotiate with King George III of Great Britain failed, Dickinson reworked Thomas Jefferson's language and wrote the final draft of the 1775 Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking Up Arms. When Congress then decided to seek independence from Great Britain, Dickinson served on the committee that wrote the Model Treaty and then wrote the first draft of the 1776–1777 Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. Dickinson later served as president of the 1786 Annapolis Convention, which called for the Constitutional Convention of 1787. Dickinson attended the Convention as a delegate from Delaware.

He also wrote "The Liberty Song" in 1768, was a militia officer during the American Revolution, president of Delaware, president of Pennsylvania, and was among the wealthiest men in the British American colonies. Upon Dickinson's death, President Jefferson recognized him as being "Among the first of the advocates for the rights of his country when assailed by Great Britain whose 'name will be consecrated in history as one of the great worthies of the revolution.'"

Together with his wife, Mary Norris Dickinson, he is the namesake of Dickinson College (originally John and Mary's College), as well as of the Dickinson School of Law of Pennsylvania State University and the University of Delaware's Dickinson Complex. John Dickinson High School was opened/dedicated in 1959 as part of the public schools in northern Delaware. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Dickinson, John
Published 1755
printed by Francis Lister, opposite the Cross Daggers, in the Market-Place

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by Dickinson, John
Published 1764
Philadelphia printed: London, re-printed for J. Whiston and B. White, in Fleet-Street

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by Dickinson, John
Published 1766
Philadelphia printed: London; re-printed for J. Almon, opposite Burlington House, Piccadilly

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by Dickinson, John
Published 1774
Philadelphia printed; and London re-printed for J. Almon

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by Dickinson, John
Published 1766
Philadelphia printed: London re-printed, for J. Almon, opposite Burlington-House, in Piccadilly

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by Dickinson, John
Published 1774
Philadelphia printed, London re-printed for J. Almon

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by Dickinson, John
Published 1765
Printed and sold by William Bradford, at the corner of Market and Front-Streets

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by Dickinson, John
Published 1797
From the office of the Delaware gazette, Wilmington, by W.C. Smyth

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by Dickinson, John
Published 1769

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by Dickinson, John
Published 1784
Printed by E. Oswald and D. Humphreys, at the coffee-house
Other Authors: '; ...Dickinson, John...

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by Dickinson, John
Published 1764
Printed and sold by William Bradford, at his book-store, in Market-Street, adjoining the London Coffee-House
Subjects: '; ...Dickinson, John / 1732-1808 / Speech, delivered in the House of Assembly of the province...

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by Dickinson, John
Published 1768
Printed by Mein and Fleeming

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by Dickinson, John
Published 1769
Printed by W. and T. Bradford

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by Dickinson, John
Published 1769
Aux dépens de la Compagnie

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by Dickinson, John
Published 1774
Printed

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by Dickinson, John
Published 1984
Documentary Educational Resources

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by Dickinson, John
Published 1985
Documentary Educational Resources