Founders

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This page will be dedicated to the NAL's founding generation, those men and women of the late 18th century who were the movers and shakers (and probably even some quakers) of the movement that culminated int he issuance of the Solemn League and Covenant, which would give birth to a new political reality upon the American continent.

Richard Bonnaire Whittington -- first General Moderator; noted for his instigation of the famous "Philadelphia Teaparty", where a shipload of heavily taxed English tea was thrown into the river.

Robert Wainwright -- wealthiest man in the Americas in the last half of the 18th century; noted for manumitting his 500+ slaves. The largest single act of manumission until the Act of General Emancipation would be made law decades later.

Thomas Payne -- thinker and philosopher. Wrote many important and influential pamphlets, amongst which are "Age of Reason", "The Existence of God", "Of the Religion of Deism Compared with the Christian Religion", "Agrarian Justice" and "Rights of Mankind".

Benedict Arnold -- businessman and legislator. First Minister of War and considered founder of the Solemn League Navy.


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