“And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”
– Declaration of Independence
There were 56 Signers to the Declaration of Independence. Of the 56, nine paid the ultimate price, with their lives, for the cause. Another 17 lost everything they owned and all of their money.
However, not one of them ever recanted on their pledge.