Of the mode in which the defendant has been brought into court; and,.Maier, American Scripture, 207.21 Many colonists no longer believed that Parliament had any sovereignty over them, yet they still professed loyalty to King George, who they hoped would intercede on their behalf.

" Declaration of Independence".162 Collective biographies of the signers were first published in the 1820s, 163 giving birth to what Garry Wills called the "cult of the signers".These circumstances must be stated with certainty and truth.

In fact, the membership of the Second Continental Congress changed as time passed, and the figures in the painting were never in the same room at the same time.120 British Tories denounced the signers of the Declaration for not applying the same principles of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" to African Americans.