Stone, Thomas (1743–1787), a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Stone was a member of the Continental Congress, 1775–78, and helped to frame the Articles of Confederation. He served in the Confederation Congress, 1784–85, and in the Maryland Senate, 1776–87. Stone was born in Charles County, Maryland, and became a lawyer.
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.
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.