S. Huntingdon President of the Congress

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S. Huntingdon President of the Congress

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Description

Engraved portrait of Samuel Huntington while president of the Continental Congress. "Drawn from the life by Du Simetiere in Philadelphia."

As a young man, Samuel Huntington was apprenticed to a cooper before training for the law. A member of the Continental Congress from Connecticut, he voted for independence and signed the Declaration of Independence. He was president of the Congress during the adoption of the Articles of Confederation. After the Revolution, he served as governor of Connecticut.

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Engraving

Physical Dimensions

23.3 x 18.3 cm

Citation

Reading, Burnet, 1749 or 1750-1838, engraver, “S. Huntingdon President of the Congress,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed December 4, 2022, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/325.

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