Clymer, George (1739–1813), a signer of the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. He was born in Philadelphia and became a wealthy and influential merchant. Clymer served in the Continental Congress (1776–78, 1780–83) and the Pennsylvania legislature (1785–88), and was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention (1787). He was a member of the first U.S. Congress.
In the dark of night on Dec. 16, 1773, residents of Boston poured more than 90,000 pounds of tea into the harbor. But they weren't trying to set a world record for the most cups of tea made at one time. They were protesting the British government.
Henry, Patrick (1736-1799), a United States orator and statesman. He was one of the first American patriots to speak out against taxation by Britain.