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Traditional Geocache

Founding Fathers Series #14: Josiah Bartlett

A cache by mimandpap
Hidden : 10/9/2013
In Wisconsin, United States
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:


This is a series I am calling the Founding Fathers Series.  Today many have no idea who our founding fathers or what they did for our freedoms we enjoy today. 

Josiah Bartlett is not a well known Founding Father.  He was the first to sign the Declaration of Independenc after John Hancock.  He was also the governor of New Hampshire.

A side note is that the name of the President in the TV series "West Wing" was Josiah Bartlet.  While the spelling was different he was supposedly a descendent of  Josiah Bartlett.

It is my hope as you seek these caches you will take the time to read these short biographies.

It will be best to go from West to East on 14 to nab these caches.

 

Josiah Bartlett

Josiah Bartlett was born at Amesbury, Massachusetts, in November, 1729. He studied the science of medicine, and practiced as a physician at Kingston, in New Hampshire. He became involved in politics and was elected a member of the Colonial Legislature. He was noted as a principled legislator, not susceptible to pressure from the Royal Governor, and as an active advocate against British oppression. He was a member of a Committee of Safety, and served as commander of a militia regiment in 1775. In that year he was also elected to represent New Hampshire in the Continental Congress. He voted for independence, and was the first to sign the Declaration, after John Hancock. He continued to serve in 1777 and participated in the ratification of the Articles of Confederation. He later filled the offices of Judge of Common Pleas and of the Supreme Court of his state, and joined the federal Constitutional Convention in 1787. He was elected president, and then governor, of New Hampshire. He died May 19, 1795.

 

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Last Updated: on 7/1/2014 6:53:22 PM Pacific Daylight Time (1:53 AM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum