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George Clymer Biography
"George Clymer (Pennsylvania) is a Lawyer of some abilities;--he is a respectable Man, and much esteemed. Mr. Clymer is about 40 years old." -- Character Sketches of Delegates to the Federal Convention by William Pierce (1787)
George Clymer was born in the city of Philadelphia, in the year 1739. His father was descended from a respectable family of Bristol, in England; and after his emigration to America became connected by marriage with a lady in Philadelphia. Young Clymer was left an orphan at the age of seven years, upon which event the care of him devolved upon William Coleman, a maternal uncle, a gentleman of much respectability among the citizens of Philadelphia.
The education of young Clymer was superintended by his uncle, than whom few men were better qualified for such a charge. The uncle possessed a cultivated mind, and early instilled into his nephew a love of reading. On the completion of his education, he entered the counting-room of his uncle. His genius, however,
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George Clymer GenealogyParents:
Christopher Clymer (1711 - 1746)
Deborah Hardiman Fitzwater Clymer (1712 - 1740)
Henry Clymer (1767 - 1830)
Margaret McCall (1772 - 1799)
Julian Clymer (1780 - ____)
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Constitution of the United States 09-17-1787
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Character Sketches of Delegates to the Federal Convention - Pierce 1787
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A printer publishes a lie: for which he ought to stand in the pillory, for the people believe in and act upon it.
Among the expected glories of the Constitution, next to the abolition of Slavery was that of Rum.
Some men’s minds are like looking-glasses, for, having no images or impressions of their own, they can but reflect those of other people.
…American agricultural improvements will be faster and more universal than those of any other country.
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