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Heyward, Thomas

Heyward, Thomas, 1746?1809, political leader and soldier in the American Revolution, signer of the Declaration of Independence, b. near Charleston, S.C. He was a delegate to the Continental Congress (1775?78), but he resigned to become a judge in South Carolina. Heyward fought at Charleston and was captured (1780) when the British took the city.

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