[image title=”Governor John Langdon House” size=”thumbnail” id=”623″ align=”left” linkto=”viewer” ] On December 14, 1774 Portsmouth, New Hampshire merchant and prominent businessman, John Langdon, led a crowd of rebels to Fort William and Mary (later renamed Fort Constitution) to overtake the fort and confiscate the gunpowder stored there. The crowed stormed the fort before shots could be fired, and after hand-to-hand combat, the fort was taken. John Langdon later became a governor of New Hampshire, a signer of the United States Constitution, a United States Senator, and the first President Pro Tempore of the United States Senate. The Governor John Langdon House is where Leah and I held our wedding reception.