Tag Archives: Continental Congress

“It it with great reluctance, I trouble you on a subject.”

In the throes of the winter of 1778, spent at Valley Forge, General George Washington and his staff formulated a mountain of paperwork to multiple recipients of the American cause. On February 16, 1778, Alexander Hamilton composed a letter for … Continue reading

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Americana Corner

Our monthly recap of what our good friend and fellow historian Tom Hand has written on his blog, AmericanaCorner. The Midnight Ride of Paul RevereOctober 26th The story of Paul Revere and his Midnight Ride is one of the many … Continue reading

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“God willing and the Creek don’t rise.”

If you are from a certain geographical area of the United States the title of this post is a saying you have heard numerous times. Heck, you may even use it yourself. I’ll admit that I have found usage of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving with George Washington

Setting aside one day to give national thanks to God for the blessings of the prior year and beseech him for future blessings had been frequently practiced in England, but it merged with several Puritan traditions in New England during … Continue reading

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Review: Founding Martyr, The Life and Death of Dr. Joseph Warren, the American Revolution’s Lost Hero by Christian Di Spigna

Doctor. Major General. President of the Provincial Congress. Author of political tracts. A true patriot. Forgotten. All these words, plus many more, are titles that depict the life of Dr. Joseph Warren. However, the last term is most synonymous with … Continue reading

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The Gerrymander: A Gift from the Founding Fathers

Lately, the term “gerrymandering” is getting thrown around as some sort of new illness that afflicts the republic.  The process essentially involves drawing electoral district boundaries in ways that benefit one political party or the other and dates back to … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving with the Continental Army, 1777

Abraham Lincoln usually gets the credit for establishing Thanksgiving as a national holiday in 1863.  He deserves much of it for making it an annual event.  But, Lincoln was harkening back to an earlier practice of giving thanks amidst the … Continue reading

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Review: First Founding Father: Richard Henry Lee and the Call for American Independence by Harlow Giles Unger

A member of one of Virginia’s first families, Richard Henry Lee was a critical voice in America’s struggle against Great Britain. Born at the family home, Stratford Hall, in Westmoreland County, Lee was educated in England. In 1758, he entered … Continue reading

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Standing in the Room Where American Was Born

As I stood in Independence Hall, in the room where the Founders debated the Declaration of Independence, I suddenly started thinking of the opening scene from the musical 1776, when John Adams cries for independence while everyone else complains about … Continue reading

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Two Patriots: One Slave and One Free – James Armistead Lafayette and James Forten

Part Two by Malanna Henderson  A hero who championed American independence was Revolutionary War hero James Forten; not particularly for what he did, but for what he didn’t do. At the tender age of fourteen, Forten became a prisoner of … Continue reading

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