Sullivan, John (1740–1795), an American soldier, patriot, and statesman. Sullivan won distinction as a commander in the Continental army during the Revolutionary War. As a major general, 1776–79, he led troops at Trenton, Brandywine, Princeton, and Germantown. He resigned his commission after routing the Iroquois from northern Pennsylvania and western New York. He served as attorney general of New Hampshire and was later elected to three terms as governor. Sullivan was born in Somers-worth, New Hampshire. He became a lawyer and was a delegate to the first Continental Congress in 1774.
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.