Benjamin Harrison V (April 5, 1726 – April 24, 1791) was an American planter and revolutionary leader from Charles City County, Virginia. Harrison was a representative for Surry County, Virginia (1756-1758) and Charles City County (1766-1776) to the House of Burgesses. He was a Virginia delegate to the Continental Congress from 1774 to 1777 and, during the Second Continental Congress, was a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
On this day in 1775 the U.S. postal system is established by the Second Continental Congress with Benjamin Franklin as its first postmaster general. Franklin (1706-1790) put in place the foundation for many aspects of todays mail system. source:history.com
The Second Continental Congress was important to the Revolutionary War because it convened in Philadelphia. It created the continental army. George Washington was chosen to be supreme commander. At this point, the Second Continental Congress was a full governing body.
Thomas Palmer Musket | Museum of the American made by Philadelphia gunsmith Thomas Palmer, is believed to have been one of the forty muskets ordered by George Washington in January 1775 for the Prince William County Independent Company in Virginia. The First Continental Congress (September-October 1774) tried to secure the repeal of the “Intolerable Acts” by creating the Continental Association in order to enforce a boycott of British imported goods. Local “committees of safety” were charged…
George Washington Is Appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army by the Second Continental Congress
Gouverneur Morris was an accomplished statesman that ushered in the idea of a person being a citizen of the union, not the individual states. He was part of the Second Continental Congress and as such helped provide legislative leadership to back up George Washington in his fight against the British. He signed the Articles of Confederation. He is credited with writing parts of the Constitution including possibly its preamble.