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Governor William Franklin: Sagorighweyoghsta, “Great Arbiter” or “Doer of Justice”

William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin, was the last Royal Governor of New Jersey, from 1763 to 1776. He is usually identified in U.... The post Governor William Franklin: Sagorighweyoghsta, “Great Arbiter” or “Doer of Justice” appeared first...

Joseph Galloway’s Plan of Union

Late in September 1774 the Continental Congress was in the middle of an ongoing debate on the means that should be implemented to restore... The post Joseph Galloway’s Plan of Union appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Massachusettensis and Novanglus: The Last Great Debate Prior to the American Revolution

When John Adams returned to Massachusetts after the session of the First Continental Congress, he was surprised to find that there was growing opposition... The post Massachusettensis and Novanglus: The Last Great Debate Prior to the American Revolution...

John Rutledge: Delegate from South Carolina, 1765–1775

John Rutledge is one of those members of the founding generation who often get overlooked. Yet, for every Jefferson, Adams, or Washington, there were... The post John Rutledge: Delegate from South Carolina, 1765–1775 appeared first on Journal of...

“A good amount of the Franklin Papers”

For anyone who cares about preserving the papers of important Founders, Valerie-Anne Lutz recounted quite a heart-stopping adventure for the American Philosophical Society in January.Lutz wrote about Benjamin Franklin’s surviving papers:When Franklin...
From: Boston 1775 on 21 Mar 2021

William Maxwell’s Wife

ON 28 JUNE 1679, WILLIAM MAXWELL was quizzed by members of the Scottish Privy Council about his role in a recent uprising. Maxwell, a carrier from Kirkcudbright, Galloway, was one of perhaps as many as 10,000 Scots who gathered in arms across the southwest...
From: Reading Rebel Voices on 19 Oct 2020

A Visit to Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

The walls grew weak; and fast and hot Against them pour’d the ceaseless shot With unabating fury sent, From battery to battlement; And thunder-like... The post A Visit to Fort Mifflin on the Delaware appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

The Wigtown Martyrs: Touching the Void between the Reprieve and Execution in 1685 #History #Scotland

In the infamous case of the drowning of the two female Wigtown Martyrs in 1685, a question that has not been asked is who could legally confirm that the two women had taken the Abjuration oath after they petitioned to be able take it on 30 April? Who...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 28 Jun 2020

Covenanter Grave Balmaclellan #History #Scotland

Robert Grierson, Balmaclellan, Balmaclellan parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Col. James Douglas, now Liev. General, Brother to the Duke of Queensberry, together with Liev: John Livingston, and a Party with them, surprised...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 6 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Balmaghie (Halliday & Halliday) #History #Scotland

David Halliday, portioner of Mayfield and David Halliday in Glengap, Balmaghie parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. ‘Item the said Laird of Lagg, with the Earle of Anandale, having Command of some Troups of Heretors, pursued another David Halyday...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Balmaghie (Short) #History #Scotland

George Short, Balmaghie parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Item the said Laird of Lagg, with the Earle of Anandale, having Command of some Troups of Heretors, pursued another David Halyday and George Short, and apprehended...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 3 May 2020

Covenanter Grave Dumfries #History #Scotland

James Kirko, Dumfries, Dumfries parish, Dumfriesshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Captain Bruce, Capt: of Dragoons apprehended James Kirko, at the intelligence of one James Wright, carried him to Dumfreis, detained him prisoner one night, next...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 24 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave at Craighaugh near Eskdalemuir #History #Scotland

Andrew Hislop, Craighaugh, Eskdalemuir parish, Dumfriesshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Sir James Johnstoun of Westerhall, caused apprehend Andrew Hislop in the parish of Hutton in Anandale delivered him up to Claverhouse, and never rested untill...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave near New Galloway #History #Scotland

Adam MacQuhan, Kells parish, Kirkcudbrightshire. Died 1685. Shields in 1690: ‘Item, The said Col: or Liev: Gen: James Dowglas caused take Adam Macquhan out of his bed sick of a Fever, carry him to Newtoun of Galloway, and the next day shot him dead,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 21 Apr 2020

Covenanter Graves Glencairn Church, near Moniaive #History #Scotland

James Bennoch, Robert Edgar, Robert Mitchell and John Gibson, Kirkland, Glencairn parish, Dumfriesshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘Col. James Douglas, now Liev. General, Brother to the Duke of Queensberry, together with Liev: John Livingston, and a Party...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 7 Apr 2020

Covenanter Grave Tynron #History #Scotland

William Smith, Tynron parish, Dumfriesshire. Died 1685. Shields: ‘The Laird of Stenhouse, Sir Robert Laurie of Maxueltoun and John Craik of Stewartoun, did instigate and urge Coronet Baillie his party of Dragoons to shot William Smith in Hill, after...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 4 Apr 2020

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