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Milton Suffolk Resolves House to open in September

Posted by Dave Eisenstadter  August 20, 2013 03:59 PM

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Suffolk Resolves House in Milton

The Milton home where the document that inspired the Declaration of Independence was drafted will be open to the public next month.

The Suffolk Resolves House at 1370 Canton Ave. will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8.

This annual open house is held in recognition of the historic meeting on Sept. 9, 1774, at the home of Daniel and Rachel Smith Vose in Milton Village.

Inside, the 19 resolutions known as the Suffolk Resolves were written up by 70 delegates from the 19 Suffolk County towns at the time.

Two days after the meeting, Paul Revere left Milton on horseback with the Resolves and headed to Philadelphia to the Continental Congress.

The Resolves were endorsed by Congress on Sept. 17 and used to form the Text of the Declaration of Rights.

Two years later, Thomas Jefferson borrowed much of the text in drafting the Declaration of Independence.

Inside the home, there will be a copy of the Suffolk Resolves for all to read. The new curators of the home, Rebecca and Amram Migdal, will be on hand as well.

Gordon Campbell and members of the Ninth Massachusetts Regiment will be present, and punch and cookies will be served.

For more information, visit www.miltonhistoricalsociety.org.

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