Elias Boudinot, a Founding Father of the United States, was an early abolitionist, statesman, lawyer, and supporter of women’s rights from Elizabeth, NJ. Boudinot served as an intelligence officer and prisoner-of-war commissary under General George Washington, working to improve conditions for both American and British prisoners. In 1779, he was elected to the Continental Congress and later to its successor, the Congress of the Confederation. Elias Boudinot served as the 2nd President of the Confederation Congress from 1782 – 1783. He was appointed the director of the US Mint from 1795 – 1805. In the early 1800s, he argued against slavery and for the rights of black and Native American citizens.
The Continental Congress met between 1774 – 1781. After the Articles of Confederation went into effect in 1781, it became the Confederation Congress. These were the governing bodies of the United States during the American Revolution.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia-tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
- Mugs are food and microwave-safe.
- To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
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