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.
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.
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