Williams, William (1731–1811), a United States patriot, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He was born in Lebanon, Connecticut, where he became a merchant. He graduated from Harvard College in 1751. Williams was an early supporter of the Revolutionary cause. He helped to raise funds for Continental troops.
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.
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