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Charles Thomson (1729 - 1824):
American Revolutionary politician


Charles Thomson was born in Maghera, County Londonderry. He emigrated to America in 1740 and was educated by Quakers. He was an acquaintance of Franklin and Secretary to the American Continental Congress in 1789. He was an ardent campaigner for the preservation of Indian tribes and he was chosen by the Indians to record on their behalf the proceedings of the Treaty of Easton in 1757. In 1758 he was adopted into the Delaware tribe, with the Indian name equivalent to 'the man who tells the truth'. He translated the Gospels and died in Pennsylvania.

Born: November 1729
Died: 16 August 1824
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