Bronx native helped make ?Liberty and justice for all? possible

Bronx residents are not only proud to be a part of America because of its freedom but also because one of their own helped in the emancipation from Britain.

Home to many renown world figures, the Bronx is also the breeding ground for one of America?s forefathers and signers of the Declaration of Independence, Lewis Morris. During the nation?s conflict with Britain, Morris helped devise ways and means to supply poor colonies with ammunition and military stores. Morris also served as a delegate to the second Continental Congress. Knowing he would lose his vast fortune of land, Morris chose liberty when he signed the Declaration of Independence.

Morris is buried in a crypt at Saint Ann?s Church.

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