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Joseph Galloway (1730-1803)

Joseph Galloway was born in Maryland, North America.

As a young man he moved to Philadelphia where he swiftly rose to prominence as a lawyer and politician, becoming speaker of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania.

In 1774 he was elected to the first congress where he submitted a plan for the union of Great Britain and her North American colonies.

In December 1776 he joined the British and was appointed a magistrate of police for Philadelphia. In 1778 after the city was evacuated, he left for England and gave evidence before the House of Commons. He also published an attack on Lord Howe's handling of the war.

Galloway devoted the rest of his life to study of Biblical prophecies.

He corresponded with Charles Wesley regarding the war in North America.

Source: Dictionary of National Biography

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