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The Tunica Times • P.O. Box 308/986 Magnolia Street, Tunica, MS 38676

Guest Column: ‘High treason’ created our great nation than it seems

The Declaration of Independence was written by five men: John Adams, Roger Sherman, Robert Livingston, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.

We know a lot about Adams, Jefferson and Franklin. Sherman and Livingston, not so much.

Roger Sherman is especially notable in United States history for being the only person to sign all four great state papers of the United States: the United States Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Association, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution.

Thomas Jefferson introduced Sherman once saying, “That is Mr. Sherman, of Connecticut, a man who never said a foolish thing in his life.”


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