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The Religious Affiliation of
a Signer of the Articles of Confederation
Cornelius Harnett is regarded as one of the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. He was one of the signers of the Articles of Confederation (which were drafted in 1777 and ratified in 1781). Along with the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, the Articles of Confederation is considered one of the three principal foundational documents of the United States of America.
Cornelius Harnett was a delegate from North Carolina.
Cornelius Harnett was an Episcopalian.
He was identified as an Episcopalian by the North Carolina State Library, which also identified him a Deist. (Source: Ian Dorion, "Table of the Religious Affiliations of American Founders", 1997).
Religion of Founding Fathers webpage created 22 November 2005. Last modified 22 November 2005.
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