Declaration of Independence

Declaration of Independence How many signers were slave owners?

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09/12/2011

about 1/3 of them were slave owners including 2 out of the three writers: thomas Jefferson who owned over 150 slave. he gave them freedom at his death bed but sinse he was in such deep debt his estate was acquired so it is hard to tell how many were. Ben Franklin the second owned two house servants but he soon liberated that and became one of the fervid founding members of the Pennsylvania Abolition movement