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This is a piece of a Yew that was sheltering the grave of a double signer. George Clymer signed both the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. This is something a little less expensive that is still a piece of history.

THE HISTORIC SITE AND PEOPLE

George Clymer
Founding Father and Signer of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution
A young orphan reared by a mercantile uncle, William Coleman, George Clymer became a very successful business man. As a young Philadelphia merchant, he was very sensitive to the injustice of the Tea Act and The Stamp Act, which many colonists viewed as a tax imposed by a parliament in which they had no representation and hence no voice to oppose it. “No taxation without representation” was the hue and cry of the time and George Clymer was vocal and active in that response. He became a member of the Philadelphia Committee of Safety in 1773, and was elected to the Continental Congress in 1776 . He was one of the first to advocate complete independence from Brittan, and voted for and was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. In his first term he served on many committees and inspected the northern army on behalf of congress. During this part of the struggle, when Philadelphia was under threat of occupation and most of congress took refuge in Baltimore, Clymer along with George Walton and Robert Morris stayed so that the business of this, not yet a nation, could continue. During a British raid George Clymer and his family hid in the woods while their house was pillaged and destroyed. In 1780 and again in 1784 he was elected to the Pennsylvania Legislature, represented his state at the Constitutional Convention and became one of only six men to have signed both founding US Documents. Continuing his political service he was elected to the first US Congress. In addition George Clymer was the first President of the Philadelphia Bank, the first president of the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Arts, and vice-president of the Philadelphia Agricultural Society. He also donated the land that became the county seat of Indiana County PA. He gave his home, Summerseat, to his son and it is there that he passed into history, in January of 1813. He was interred across the river at the Trenton Friends Meeting House grounds just a few hundred feet from where George Washington accepted the surrender of the Hessians in the First Battle of Trenton. ( a battle he may have helped finance)

UNIQUE AND RARE

Nature gives each of these a unique design which I have the pleasure to reveal. Because of the source I can only make so many, so they will remain inherently rare. Hold some history in your hand and share it with friends and family.

To help you find items from specific historic sites I have put together these links.

Summerseat - - Home of two signers of the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution and the “Financier of the Revolution” - and Washington’s Headquarters, December 1776.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Summerseat&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Christ Church Burial Ground -- Final resting place of 5 signers of the Declaration of Independence, including Benjamin Franklin.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Christ+Church+BG&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

George Clymer -- One of only 6 men who signed both the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=George+Clymer&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Battle of Trenton (1st) - - The amazing first battle of the Ten Crucial Days that turned the revolutionary war back from certain defeat.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Battle+of+Trenton&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Battle of Princeton -- The third battle of the Ten Crucial Days that turned the revolutionary war back from certain defeat. The first recorded land battle of the US Marines.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Battle+of+Princeton&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Mercer Oak -- The famous 300 year old witness tree of the Battle of Princeton.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Mercer+Oak&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Thomas Paine -- Known as the “Father of the Revolution” for his writings leading to and during the American Revolution.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Thomas+Paine&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

Valley Forge -- George Washington’s famous winter encampment where his troops became an Armey, capable of standing against the best Europe had to offer.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=Valley+Forge&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens

William Penn -- Founded the first colony to guarantee the right to a fair trial and freedom of religion - Pennsylvania. Founder and Planer of Philadelphia.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/HeirloomGiftPens/search?search_query=William+Penn&search_submit=&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_6104937&shopname=HeirloomGiftPens


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George Clymer Bookmark

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood, Historic wood, Educational material
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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