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JOHN HART (1711-1779)
JOHN HART (1711-1779) 
Signer of the Declaration of Independence, member of the Continental Congress

Signer of the Declaration of Independence, member of the Continental Congress, Speaker of the first Assembly of the State of New Jersey. Hart was a last-minute replacement for the New Jersey delegation when the entire original group was dismissed, having been opposed to the idea of independence. He arrived just in time to sign the Declaration on behalf of his state. He later offered his farm as a campsite for Washington's Continental Army during the Monmouth Campaign, and for several days prior to the battle 12,000 American soldiers enjoyed his hospitality. New Jersey one shilling note from the issue of March 25, 1776. Signed on the front, "John Hart." $595.00*


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