Hall, Lyman (1724–1790), a United States patriot and signer of the Declaration of Independence. Hall was born in Wallingford, Connecticut. After graduation from Yale College in 1747 he became a clergyman, and later a physician. He moved to Georgia in the 1750's. Hall was a member of the Continental Congress, 1775–80. While governor of Georgia in 1783, he set aside public lands for what became the University of Georgia.
President Jefferson sent a couple of his representatives over to France to buy the city of New Orleans. What he got was the Louisiana Purchase, a patch of land that nearly doubled the size of the young nation.
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.