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Your search for posts with tags containing John Penn found 7 posts

Rhode Island Acts to Prevent an Enslaved Family from Being Transported to the South

The American Revolution spurred the world’s first significant movement to abolish slavery and the African slave trade.[1] Before then, there was virtually no antislavery... The post Rhode Island Acts to Prevent an Enslaved Family from Being Transported...

The Last Royal Governors of the American Colonies

The last level of British authority at the colony level was the colonial governors. They came in various forms, military and civil, appointed and... The post The Last Royal Governors of the American Colonies appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

William Allen and His Family: Tories or Patriots?

Common wisdom paints William Allen, a wealthy and prominent Pennsylvanian, as a traitor to the cause of American independence. As the revolution grew, the... The post William Allen and His Family: Tories or Patriots? appeared first on Journal of the American...

How Long Have Facts Been Stubborn Things?

On 4 December 1770, John Adams wound up his speech in defense of the soldiers tried for murder after the Boston Massacre by saying: I will enlarge no more on the evidence, but submit it to you.—Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our...
From: Boston 1775 on 4 Dec 2017

John McMurtry: “He did not know it was loaded”

On 1 Dec 1775, Pvt. Aaron Wright, stationed in Cambridge, wrote in his diary about a fellow rifleman:John M’Murtry, in Capt. [James] Chambers’ company, killed John Penn, by his rifle going off, when, he says, he did not know it was loaded....
From: Boston 1775 on 1 Dec 2016

Who Said “Hang Separately”?

In his Memoirs of His Own Time, first published in 1811, Alexander Graydon wrote:Both the brothers, John and Richard Penn [shown here], had been governors of Pennsylvania; the former being in office at the beginning of hostilities. By yielding to the...
From: Boston 1775 on 5 Dec 2014

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This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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This is the basic structure:

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http://emc.historycarnival.org/searchcat?s=london

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.