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He signed it in early August with everyone else.

He actually didn't join congress until July 22 1776, after the declaration had been approved on the 4th. But he was as happy as anyone for the chance to sign it. He had worked diligently for years to bring about the independence of the colonies.

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Q: How old was Benjamin Rush when he signed the Declaration of Independence?
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