Richard Henry Lee
Richard Henry Lee
Richard Henry Lee was an American statesman from Virginia best known for the motion in the Second Continental Congress calling for the colonies' independence from Great Britain. He was a signatory to the Articles of Confederation and his famous resolution of June 1776 led to the United States Declaration of Independence, which Lee signed. He also served a one-year term as the President of the Continental Congress, and was a U.S.
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Stop wasting our money - Coventry Observer
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Yet throughout this not a penny is spent on Richard Lee School which is falling down. Why? Could it be Richard Lee is out in the sticks on the Green Hill in way-out Wyken? It seems to be the council needs to change its priorities
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Joy L. Lee — Austin - Post-Bulletin
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She is survived by her husband, Everett C. Lee, Austin; children, Jeanette (Richard) Lee, Bruce, Wis., Ilene (Richard) Sternal, Punta Gorda, Fla., Raymond Lee, Austin, Judy Lange, Rochester, Ardith (William) Wagner, Austin, and Patricia (John) Weldon,
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Brentford 1 - 3 Preston - BBC Sport
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North End took an early lead when Mellor outmuscled Karleigh Osbourne and stroked the ball past Bees goalkeeper Richard Lee. Niall McGinn equalised for Brentford from Myles Weston's low cross but Iain Hume restored Preston's lead with a stunning strike
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Richard Lee Spence - Monmouth Daily Review Atlas
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By Anonymous Richard Lee Spence, age 58, a resident of Las Vegas, New Mexico, passed away on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at his residence. He was born on June 5, 1953 in Little York to Chester Spence and Shirley Brown-Spence. He was united in marriage
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Richard Lee fades in final round in Japan - Stuff.co.nz
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New Zealand golfer Richard Lee faded badly in the final round to finish in a share of 30th at the Toshin Golf Tournament on the Japanese tour. Lee, who was seventh heading into the fourth round, stumbled with a three-over 75, which included two double
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Richard Lee '91 - Yale Daily News
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At 6 feet 4 inches and 265 pounds, Richard Lee '91 was known as a gentle giant, remembered most for his generosity to his friends and devotion to his family. “It has been a struggle without him, but I managed to emerge from the
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Seasoned International Eye Care Industry Professional, Richard Lee, Joins ... - MarketWatch (press release)
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SAN DIEGO, Sep 7, 2011 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) -- TearLab Corporation /quotes/zigman/51202/quotes/nls/tear TEAR +8.73% /quotes/zigman/51195 CA:TLB -32.62% ("TearLab" or the "Company") today announced the appointment of Richard Lee as the Company's
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Richard Lee helps Bees edge past MK Dons - Ealing Gazette
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RICHARD Lee was the penalty shoot-out hero again as Brentford booked their place in round two of the JPT at MK Dons. The former Watford keeper, whose spot-kick heroics helped the Bees reach the final in the same competition last season, denied Darren
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Festival draws regional artists - Forsyth County News Online
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Organizer Judy Lee, wife of pastor Richard Lee, said the event has been held for about a decade, expanding from less than 25 vendors to 84 this year. "It just kept growing and now we have to turn [vendors] away," she said. The vendors that don't get
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Richard Lee Evans - Ironton Tribune
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Richard Lee Evans, 79, of Ashland, formerly of Ironton, Ohio, died Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011, at King's Daughters Medical Center. Graveside service will be noon Friday at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery North East in Greenup with Pastor Tony Kelley,
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NC man awaits extradition on sex abuse charges - Charleston Gazette
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Richard Lee Lane, 65, of High Point, NC, allegedly admitted that he abused his daughter for about 3 years, according to a criminal complaint filed in Putnam County Magistrate Court by State Police Trooper DO Bennett. Last month, Lane's daughter told
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Couple allegedly makes meth in a car - WLFI.com
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23-year-old Angela Cherie Boorom and 29-year-old Richard Lee Young were both charged today in Tippecanoe Superior Two with two counts of dealing in methamphetamine, two counts of possession of methamphetamine, and six other charges
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Murder Victim's Family Unhappy with Killer's Sentence - KZTV Action 10 News
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CORPUS CHRISTI - Richard Lee Rosales, the man who admitted to beating a woman to death in Petronila, will spend thirty years behind bars. It's a sentence the victim's family says isn't harsh enough. Gloria Martinez's body was found in a field near
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Elgin police officer fired one shot from handgun, killing man with rifle - OregonLive.com
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Kilpatrick was responding to a call at the home of Richard Lee Shafer, 60, of Elgin at 7:30 am Monday on Elgin's main street, said Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings. Shafer was holding a rifle when Kilpatrick shot him, Hastings said. ... - -
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  • 1794
    Died on June 19, 1794.
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  • 1789
    He also served a one-year term as the President of the Congress of the Confederation, and was a United States Senator from Virginia from 1789 to 1792, serving during part of that time as the second President pro tempore of the upper house.
    More Details Hide Details He was a member of the Lee family, a historically influential family in Virginia politics.
  • 1785
    Lee's plan to fill the federal treasury with the proceeds of land sales failed, but the survey system developed under the Land Ordinance of 1785 is still used today.
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    Lee's Congress was most active in 1785, passing numerous legislation, including establishing a United States dollar tied to the Spanish dollar as the national currency.
    More Details Hide Details His most pressing issue, however, was to settle the states' territorial disputes over the Northwest Territory. Throughout his term, Lee remained steadfast that the release of states’ territorial claims on the Northwest Territory would enable the federal government to fund itself with land sales. He believed that the urgency of this measure was paramount because borrowing more foreign money was no longer prudent, and he abhorred the movement to establish federal taxes. The sale of these vast federal lands, he concluded, was the nation's only hope to pay off the war debt and adequately fund federal government. Debate began on the expansion of the Ordinance of 1784 and Thomas Jefferson’s survey method “hundreds of ten geographical miles square, each mile containing 6086 and 4-10ths of a foot” and “sub-divided into lots of one mile square each, or 850 and 4-10ths of an acre" on April 14. On May 3, 1785, William Grayson of Virginia made a motion seconded by James Monroe to change “seven miles square” to “six miles square”, and the current US Survey system was born. Lee wrote to his friend and colleague Samuel Adams:
    On January 11, 1785, Congress convened in the old New York City Hall and Lee presided over that Congress until November 23, 1785.
    More Details Hide Details Although, he was not paid a salary for his office as president, his household expenses were paid by Congress in the amount of $12,203.13.
  • 1784
    Lee was elected the sixth President of Congress under the Articles of Confederation on November 30, 1784, in the French Arms Tavern, Trenton, New Jersey.
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  • 1776
    In Lee's Resolution on the 7th of June 1776 during the Second Continental Congress, Lee put forth the motion to the Continental Congress to declare Independence from Great Britain, which read (in part):
    More Details Hide Details Resolved: That these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved. Lee had returned to Virginia by the time Congress voted on and adopted the Declaration of Independence, but he signed the document when he returned to Congress.
  • 1774
    In August 1774, Lee was chosen as a delegate to the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia.
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  • 1769
    Lee remarried in June or July 1769 to Anne (Gaskins) Pinckard.
    More Details Hide Details The couple had seven children, five of whom survived infancy: Lee honored his brother, Francis Lightfoot Lee (another signer of the Articles of Confederation and the Declaration of Independence), by naming his fourth son after him. The younger Francis married Jane Fitzgerald on 9 Feb 1810. In 1811 he purchased the estate Sully in Fairfax County, Virginia from his second cousin Richard Bland Lee. Jane died on 25 Jul 1816, shortly after the birth on their fifth child. Children of Lee's son Francis Lightfoot Lee: Lee was the son of Col. Thomas Lee, Hon. (1690–1750) of "Stratford Hall", Westmoreland Co., Virginia. Thomas married Hannah Harrison Ludwell (1701–1750). Hannah was the daughter of Col. Philip Ludwell II (1672–1726) of "Greenspring", and Hannah Harrison (1679–1731). Thomas was the son of Col. Richard Lee II, Esq., "the scholar" (1647–1715) and Laetitia Corbin (c. 1657–1706).
  • 1766
    In 1766, almost ten years before the American Revolutionary War, Lee is credited with having authored the Westmoreland Resolution which was publicly signed by prominent landowners who met at Leedstown, Westmoreland County, Virginia on 27 February 1766.
    More Details Hide Details This resolution was signed by four brothers of George Washington as well as Gilbert Campbell.
  • 1758
    In 1758 he was elected to the Virginia House of Burgesses, where he met Patrick Henry.
    More Details Hide Details An early advocate of independence, Lee became one of the first to create Committees of Correspondence among the many independence-minded Americans in the various colonies.
  • 1757
    Lee married first on December 5, 1757, Anne Aylett (1738–1768), daughter of William Aylett and Elizabeth Eskridge (1719).
    More Details Hide Details Anne died December 12, 1768 at Chantille, Westmoreland Co., Virginia. The couple had six children, four of whom survived infancy:
    In 1757, Lee was appointed justice of the peace in Westmoreland County.
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  • 1748
    In 1748, at 16, Lee left Virginia for Yorkshire, England, to complete his formal education at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Wakefield.
    More Details Hide Details Both of his parents died in 1750 and, in 1753, after touring Europe, he returned to Virginia to help his brothers settle the estate his parents had left behind.
  • 1732
    He was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia to Thomas Lee and Hannah Harrison Ludwell Lee on January 20, 1732.
    More Details Hide Details He was raised and came from a line of military officers, diplomats, and legislators. His father, Thomas Lee, was the governor of Virginia before his death in 1750. Lee spent most of his early life in Stratford, Virginia with his family at Stratford Hall. Here he was tutored and taught in a variety of skills, and witnessed the very beginning of political career as his father sent him around to neighboring planters with the intention for Lee to become associated with neighboring men of like prominence.
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