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Capitol Report: The Declaration of Independence

Posted By Janna On July 2, 2013 @ 9:46 am In Opinion | No Comments

by Congressman Sam Graves

On July 3, 1776, a 41 year-old patriot named John Adams wrote a letter to his wife describing the Declaration of Independence that the Continental Congress would adopt the next day. The future president wrote, “I am well aware of the Toil and Blood and Treasure, that it will cost Us to maintain this Declaration, and support and defend these States. Yet through all the Gloom

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