The Declaration of Independence in Easton
The July 11, 1776 edition of the Pennsylvania Evening Post described the action in Easton as follows:
“This day, the Declaration of Independence was received here, and proclaimed in the following order: The Colonel, and all other field officers of the First Battalion repaired to the Courthouse, the Light Infantry Company marching there with drums beating, fifes playing, and the standard (The device for which is the Thirteen United States Colonies) which was ordered to be displayed, and after that the Declaration was read aloud to a great number of spectators, who gave their hearty assent with three loud huzzas, and cried out may God long preserve and unite the free and independent States of America.”
A revolutionary flag of stars and stripes, which is preserved on display in the Easton Public Library, is believed
Location. 40° 41.472′ N, 75° 12.542′ W. Marker is in Easton, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is on Center Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Easton PA 18042, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Square (a few steps from this marker); Founding of Easton and Northampton County (a few steps from this marker); Indian Peace Treaties (within shouting distance of this marker); Northampton County’s First Court House (within shouting distance of this marker); Sullivan’s March (within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette College Founding (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Phillippe (within shouting distance of this marker); Worshipping, Learning, Healing, Peacemaking (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Easton.
Categories. • Notable Events • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.