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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...

Duncan Robertson, 71st Regiment of Foot, Wanders Off

Three pounds was a lot money for a working man in Scotland in the mid-1770s. More than two months’ pay for a laborer, it... The post Duncan Robertson, 71st Regiment of Foot, Wanders Off appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Captain John Bacon: The Last of the Jersey Pine Robbers

“Captain John Bacon: His name was second only to that of the New Jersey devil for producing nightmares among the inhabitants of the pine... The post Captain John Bacon: The Last of the Jersey Pine Robbers appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

A Reassessment of the Martyrdom of Regulator James Few

Many early histories of the War of Regulation, which culminated in the May 16, 1771 Battle of Alamance, paint a picture of a Regulator... The post A Reassessment of the Martyrdom of Regulator James Few appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

William “Blood Bill” Cunningham and the Bloody Scout

On or about November 19, 1781, a Loyalist officer named William Cunningham and his regiment of approximately three hundred men rode toward Hayes Station,... The post William “Blood Bill” Cunningham and the Bloody Scout appeared first on Journal of...

This Week on Dispatches: Robert N. Fanelli on Cosmo Gordon of the Brigade of Guards

On this week’s Dispatches, host Brady Crytzer interviews founding member of the Washington Crossing Revolutionary War Round Table and JAR contributor Robert N. Fanelli... The post This Week on Dispatches: Robert N. Fanelli on Cosmo Gordon of the Brigade...

Loyalist “Banditti” of Monmouth County, New Jersey: Jacob Fagan and Lewis Fenton

While brutal internecine warfare was waged in various sections of New Jersey, nowhere in the state were the effects both in length and degree... The post Loyalist “Banditti” of Monmouth County, New Jersey: Jacob Fagan and Lewis Fenton appeared first...

A Fatal Dispute Among the Guards

The British evacuation of Philadelphia had been under way for several days. Given the honor to be among the last units to leave, the... The post A Fatal Dispute Among the Guards appeared first on Journal of the American Revolution.

Truth, justice, and gratitude

A satire on the legal case between two purveyor’s of medical ointments Felix Albinolo and Thomas Holloway in the form of a dialogue between Mr. Bull, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Sawney; with an image with a cartouche “Albinolo’s, or, The St. Come...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 8 Apr 2021

Riflemen Run Riot: The Mutiny at Prospect Hill

“They are remarkably stout and hardy men,” thought army surgeon James Thacher, “Dressed in white frocks, or rifle shirts, and round hats.” The robust... The post Riflemen Run Riot: The Mutiny at Prospect Hill appeared first on...

Thou Shalt Not Steal: Plunder, Theft, and Sticky Fingers

“The cunning man steals a horse, the wise man lets him alone.”[1] It had been less than three months since Congress had adopted a... The post Thou Shalt Not Steal: Plunder, Theft, and Sticky Fingers appeared first on Journal of the American...

Honour to the defenders of innocence & the rights of the nation

A pot lid with a transfer print showing the figure of Justice in the center with outstretched arms holding laurel wreaths over two lists on either side naming the members of the House of Lords who voted for her acquittal. Title: Honour to the defenders...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 7 Jan 2019

The children of India worshiping the golden calf

“Indian men and women kneel before a large rectangular pedestal on which stands a golden calf with the head of Hastings. Three Indians lie on the pedestal at Hastings’s feet, making gestures of despair and entreaty. From his mouth protrudes...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 21 Dec 2018

Skittles and Nine Holes, or Bumble Puppy: sporting pastimes in the Georgian era

The nine pins used in the game of skittles were originally known as kayle pins, a term derived from the French word for bowling, quilles. Miss Tipapin going for all nine, 1779. © The Trustees of the British MuseumThe kayle-pins were afterwards called...
From: All Things Georgian on 28 Jun 2018

Emotions Come Up Trump

  ‘Donald Trump Billboard’ April 21, 2006. Photo by Thomas Hawk.While many are reeling at the election of Donald Trump to the US Presidency, it is important to pause and consider how this happened. How did a real estate tycoon, made famous...
From: Histories of Emotion on 19 Jan 2017

The Trial of Hamlet

Dorothy Tutin in The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, 1960 Shakespeare knew that trial scenes made great theatre, often putting them at the heart of his plays. Probably the most dramatic courtroom scene is the trial of Antonio in The...
From: The Shakespeare blog on 25 Nov 2016

Majority one against the boroughmongers

A satire on the electoral Reform Bill of 1831, which was passed soon after this print was issued. Grant shows the figure of blind Justice leaning out from a mass of billowing clouds and holding her scales labelled “Reform 1813”. The load on...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 Aug 2016

August 5

What was advertised in a colonial newspaper 250 years ago this week? Boston Evening-Post (August 4, 1766).“To be had at the Heart and Crown, Justices Blank Certificates.” For printers Thomas Fleet and John Fleet, their business was most widely...
From: The Adverts 250 Project on 5 Aug 2016

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