Hugh Williamson of North Carolina was a signatory on the Constitution. Williamson was of international renown, a physician, merchant, and scientist. In 1773, he witnessed the Boston Tea Party en route to England. While there he obtained copies of letters written to the British government by the Massachusetts governor that further inflamed the colony. He was a friend of Benjamin Franklin and believed that only a strong central government could protect the economic and political future of the new nation. During the War, he served as North Carolina’s Revolutionary state physician and surgeon general. Williamson served in the Confederation Congress (1782-1785), (1787-1789), and in the U.S. House (1789-1793).
First Federal Congress 1781-1789
The Continental Congress met between 1774-1785. This was followed by the Confederation Congress, under the Articles of Confederation which existed between 1785-1789. The First United States Congress, also known as the First Federal Congress, consisted of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives, which met between, March 4, 1789 and March 4, 1791.
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.
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