To Thomas Jefferson from Richard Henry Lee, 21 July …

To Thomas Jefferson from Richard Henry Lee, 21 July 1776 ..

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Richard Henry Lee (January 20, 1732 – June 19, 1794) was an American statesman from Virginia best known for the motion in the Second Continental Congress calling for the colonies' independence from Great Britain.

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This resolution led to the writing, and subsequent adoption, of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. Richard Henry and Francis Lightfoot Lee were the only two brothers to sign the document.

On June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee introduced the resolution for independence to the Continental Congress:

Start the day early by attending an annual celebration sponsored by the Northern Neck of Virginia Historical Society. There will be an 8:30 a.m. salute to the Lee brother signers of the Declaration of Independence at Burnt House Field near Hague, Virginia. A re-enactment there will feature a visit in 1795 by Francis Lightfoot Lee and wife, Rebecca Tayloe Lee, to the grave of Frank’s older brother, Richard Henry Lee, who was buried in the Lee family cemetery at Burnt House Field. Directions to the cemetery: From Route #202, turn left at Hague onto Coles Point Road, then another left onto Mt. Pleasant Road.

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