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Thread #31521   Message #451561
Posted By: Fiolar
29-Apr-01 - 11:39 AM
Thread Name: American National Anthem
Subject: RE: American National Anthem
Methinks you jest. Of the 56 signatories of the Declaration 48 were born in what was to become the United States. Of the other eight, two were born in England, three in Ireland, two in Scotland and one in Wales. To call half the signatories "Scots" is stretching things a bit.It may be that the ancestors of some of them were of Scottish origin but that is a different kettle of fish. I am Irish but my son who was born in England regards himself as British and hold a passport to that effect.