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Editor says, what if after the troubles in the Colonies end, the revolution heads north into Canada? muses Robbie Taylor. Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Canadian Rev thread.
In 1737,on this day American merchant and statesman John Hancock was born in Braintree in the Province of Massachusetts Bay.
Birth of John HancockHe was a prominent Patriot of the American Revolution. He served as president of the Second Continental Congress, but his election by a mere 3 votes, showing how thin support for the rebel cause was.
Although Hancock used his time in office to declare the independence of the American colonies, by 1778 he was ousted in favor of the more conciliatory John Jay, who negotiated a peace with the British. He is remembered for his large and stylish signature on the United States Declaration of Independence, so much so that the term "John Hancock" became, in America, a synonym for signature. An installment from the Canadian Revolution thread