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This Day In Founding Fathers History – 1 July
On this day in 1865, New Hampshire ratified the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, and on the same day four years later, New Hampshire ratified the 15th Amendment. 1
In 1847 on this day, the five-cent Franklin and ten-cent Washington postage stamps were issued. 2
Another birthday on this day in 1725, that of Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau. Rochambeau was a French general. He played a major role in the war for American independence, serving as commander in chief of the French Expeditionary Force which allied itself with the Continental Army. 4
1 “Ratification of Constitutional Amendments,” www.usconstitution.net/constamrat.html
2 “The First U.S. Postage Stamp Honoring Benjamin Franklin, Patriot and Postmaster,” National Postal Museum, www.postalmuseum.si.edu/museum/1d_franklin.html
3 “Lew Rockwell, Wikipedia, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lew_Rockwell
4 “Jean-Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, comte de Rochambeau,” Wikipedia, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Baptiste_Donatien_de_Vimeur,_comte_de-Rochambeau