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The Day Nôtre Dame Cathedral Hosted Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and King Louis XVI

1785 was a rare year in Paris—it was safely nestled between revolutions. The American Revolution had come to an official end right there in... The post The Day Nôtre Dame Cathedral Hosted Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and King Louis XVI appeared...

Killer Trees of the Revolution

Around a hundred people are tragically killed in the United States each year by falling trees or limbs. Death or injury by trees was... The post Killer Trees of the Revolution appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Loyalist James Allen’s Reflection on the State of the Colonies

A councilman by profession, James Allen, esquire, lived in Philadelphia during the early years of the American Revolution. A man of considerable social prominence... The post Loyalist James Allen’s Reflection on the State of the Colonies appeared...

Christmas Night, 1776: How Did They Cross?

When the two columns of the Continental Army slammed into Trenton at 8 a.m. on Thursday, December 26, surrounding and capturing most of the... The post Christmas Night, 1776: How Did They Cross? appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Finding Edward Wigglesworth’s Lost Diary

Col. Edward Wigglesworth took part in some of the most consequential actions of the American Revolution, but, like so many such men, we know... The post Finding Edward Wigglesworth’s Lost Diary appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

1796 Diary of 16-Year-Old Student at Litchfield Female Academy

.Rebecca Couch Mrs James C. Denison 1788-1863 View of Litchfield 1805Charlotte Sheldon was a pupil in Miss Pierce's school in the early days of its existence. She was the daughter of Dr. Daniel Sheldon, of Litchfield, & his 1st wife, a Miss Judson,...
From: 18th-century American Women on 16 Oct 2013

June, 1797, Diary of 11-Year-Old Girl at Litchfield Female Academy

.JULIA COWLES - HER DIARY - June 1797The Litchfield Female Academy in ConnecticutIn the eleventh year of her age. To thee I will relate the events of my youth. I will endeavor to excell in learning & correct my faults so that I may be enabled to look...
From: 18th-century American Women on 15 Oct 2013

The diary & sad life of Mary Wright Cooper (1714-1778) of Oyster Bay, NY

.After examining the upbeat, even lyrical, letters & memoranda of South Carolinian Eliza Lucas Pinckney (1722-1793), it seems clear that we need to look at another view of American colonial life for 18th century women.Eliza began her diary in South...
From: 18th-century American Women on 13 Sep 2013

DIARY OF ANNA GREEN WINSLOW (1759-1780). For the years 1771-1773.

DIARY OF ANNA GREEN WINSLOW (1759-1780).  For the years 1771-1773.with notes by Alice Morse Earle 1895  See Gutenberg transcription here.Lady, by which means I had a bit of the wedding cake. I guess I shall have but little time for journalising...
From: 18th-century American Women on 19 Feb 2013

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