What did the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence have to lose?

Of the 56 signers: 5 were captured by the British as traitors and tortured before they died. 12 had their homes ransacked and burned 2 lost their sons in the Continental Army 1 had two sons captured 9 fought and died from wounds or hardships in the Revolutionary War They signed and pledged their lives,… Read More What did the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence have to lose?